Labor News

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Why picket lines matter

I spent so much time on picket lines as a kid that when I thought my dad's rules were too strict, I would run to build a sign on a stick and try to talk the neighbor kids into marching around the house with me.

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Today in labor history: 2005 New York transit workers strike

On December 20, 2005, thousands of workers began what was to be a three-day strike of the New York City transit system over retirement, pension and wage issues.

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Badgers find Palermo pizza hard to swallow

Palermo's factory workers banded together and presented their employer with a petition stating their intent to unionize so they could effectively discuss issues of safety, health and wages.

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Court to hear arguments on who is a supervisor

The Supreme Court has said employers are responsible for ensuring there is no racial or sexual harassment, discrimination on the job, or "racially hostile" environments and so are their supervisors.

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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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European trade unions unite to oppose cuts

Workers launched an unprecedented day of coordinated action across Europe Nov. 14, in the biggest fightback yet.

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Walmart workers sue for unpaid wages

The other shoe - the legal one - has dropped in Wal-Mart's constant low pay and bad benefits for its workers.

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Romney crowd calls outsourced Sensata workers “communists”

What happens when you try to get Mitt Romney's attention at a campaign rally? The Republican's jeering tea party supporters call you communists.

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Bain workers rev up protests on day of Debate 2

On the day of the second debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Bain Capital workers step up efforts to expose Mitt Romney's role in the outsourcing of their jobs.

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Romney to outsourced workers: Drop dead

Workers at the "Bainport" encampment  outside the Sensata Technologies plant here are in Day 22 of their civil disobedience protest against the outsourcing of their jobs.

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