Labor News

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Unions gear up for new fast track fight

Unions are gearing up for yet another fight over so-called "fast track," also known as trade promotion authority.

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Today in labor history: Martin Luther King, Jr. born

In a 1965 speech, King stated, "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress."

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Today in labor history: Tompkins Square Riot

The NYC police, on Jan. 13, 1874, overran a demonstration by thousands of unemployed in Tompkins Square Park in the neighborhood now called the East Village.

 

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Labor and allies turn up heat on GOP over jobless benefits

Organized labor and its allies have turned to public pressure to push resurrection of the benefits through a hostile GOP majority in the U.S. House.

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Campaign intensifies to free Iranian trade unionists

CODIR says it regards the current period as an important opportunity to put effective pressure on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.

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St. Louis unions giving to charities big time

When Americans think of labor unions, they think of union members campaigning for causes. But unions are a lot more, and their charity efforts in the St. Louis area show it.

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City ordinance: All Portland workers get sick leave

On Jan. 1, more than a quarter of a million Portland workers gained a human right - the right to stay home when they're sick.

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Workers' rights under fire in Supreme Court

The justices will hear arguments in the dispute over the power of the NLRB and tackle a case involving yet another challenge to worker representation.

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Unions battle “Scrooge” Congress on transportation needs

Federal transportation funding is so skimpy that Congress acts like Scrooge when it comes to helping pay for the nation's roads, subways, buses and other transportation.

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L & M nurses and techs back on the job as negotiations continue

The caregivers' return to work temporarily halts a standoff over the future of health service delivery for the region.

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