Labor News

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Local union hosts Iraqi worker photo exhibit

“You know longies here in L.A. or over there in Iraq are just working stiffs trying to do right by their families,” said Joe Kordich, retired longshore worker with Local 13 of the International Longshore Warehouse Union. “You can see it here in these pictures.'

Dont steal the big box ordinance

CHICAGO — Despite a monthlong million-dollar campaign to scare residents into opposing the “big box” living wage ordinance passed by the City Council July 26, a new poll of Chicago voters shows overwhelming support for the legislation.

Womens groups protest plan to downsize Womens Bureau

Several leading women’s organizations, including the Coalition of Labor Union Women, are vigorously protesting the latest scheme by GOP President George W. Bush and his Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to downsize and outsource much of her department’s Women’s Bureau

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Gary teachers win nine-day strike

GARY, Ind. — Meeting at the city’s largest high school on Sept. 1, 1,500 members of American Federation of Teachers Local 4 loudly and unanimously approved a new one-year contract that everyone agreed was a tremendous victory for the union

Latest jobs report: Good for Wall Street, bad for workers

For the last five months, job creation has failed to keep up with demand. But you’d never know that from most news stories.