Labor News

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New York May Day reborn

This year, New York's historic May Day celebrations will be reborn with a mass march and rally organized by the labor and immigrant rights movements.

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Bronx town hall promotes wage, health bill

A Bronx town hall meeting  promoted a newly introduced City Council bill (Intro 18-2010) that would "guarantee good wages, health care and other benefits" to building service workers.

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Class war in New York transit

In a pre-spring offensive against 38,000 transit workers and a riding public of millions, Jay Walder, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has announced 1,000 layoffs.

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Workers in U.S. most dangerous industry demand protection

He's had a gun put up to his head during a robbery. He's been assaulted with a crowbar, and had every window in his car broken. He's had a jagged beer bottle shoved into his neck.

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Afraid no more: Domestic workers fight back

She became the child's nanny when the little girl was 18 months old. For the next seven years she nurtured and guided the girl through all the typical milestones of childhood - growing out of and into new clothes, toileting, walking, playing, meeting new friends, pre-kindergarten, first grade and more.

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