Labor News

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No worker should have to sacrifice life or health on the job

Each day in this country, 150 workers die from job injuries and occupational diseases. Around the globe, the toll is vast, with 2.3 million workers dying and 317 million workers injured on the job each year.

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Workers say city services are vital to public safety

 City workers gathered in front of City Hall April 2 with a message for City Council members starting to discuss a new two-year budget.

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Flight attendants petition to ban small knives on planes

In a message on CWA's website, the union wants 100,000 signatures by April 5 on their demand that the Obama administration reverse TSA chief John Pistole's order.

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L.A. healthcare security workers demonstrate

"No contract, no peace!" chanted over fifty demonstrators from SEIU/USWW (Service Employees International Union/United Service Workers West) here Mar. 12.

Union pleased with bus ban but says fatigue is the issue

The Amalgamated Transit Union commended the Transportation Department for ordering a charter bus company off the road after a crash in Oregon.

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Today in Labor History: Greed and the Pemberton Mill disaster

In the worst industrial disaster in Mass. state history, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence collapsed on January 10, 1860, trapping 900 workers, most of them recent immigrants, many women and children

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Nurses strike, again, for patient safety and nursing standards

One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.

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ATU: Conviction of bus driver ignores real problem, driver fatigue

The November conviction of a non-union intercity bus driver on four manslaughter counts ignores the real problem drivers face.

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Protest shuts down Walmart warehouse

In a spirited act of civil disobedience, 14 clergy, labor and community leaders were arrested for blocking access to Walmart's midwestern distribution centerin Elwood, Ill.

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