Labor News

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Help make an IBEW striker smile for the holidays!

The union workers of FairPoint believe in serving their customers, not kowtowing to the company's greedy Wall Street owners.

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New UAW president out to end inequality

In a Q and A with journalists from Detroit and across the country, addressing "inequality" in the workplace and community was a common thread.

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Holiday gift shopping: Products made by union workers

It's getting there, but it's not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America.

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Amistad Awards show what solidarity looks like

Honorees and attendees alike showed what solidarity looks like at the 2014 People's World Amistad Awards, "People & Nature before Profits."

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Union leaders and immigrants’ rights advocates: new trade pacts disastrous

Implementation of new "free trade" pacts, and specifically the TPP between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, could lead to mass unemployment in Latin America.

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Support builds for Delta baggage handler fired for speaking out

Delta Airlines' decision to fire a veteran baggage handler for speaking out in support of low-wage workers has elicited widespread criticism.

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Teachers union president protests injustice on Eric Garner case

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.

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Black Friday at Walmart: Poverty wages keep prices low

As Black Friday marked the start of this year's shopping season, unionists reflected on what they would get workers this year if they could get them anything in the world.

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Today in labor history: Senate condems ultra right Joe McCarthy

McCarthyism describes the action Joseph McCarthy took in attacking political opponents:  anyone who supported civil rights, labor and other progressive causes.

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Today in labor history: American Federation of Labor gets new president

On Nov. 25, 1952, and following the death four days prior of William Green, George Meany became the new president of the AFL.

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