Labor News

Can labor build on Ohio win?

With one year to go before the Nov. 2012 election, the key question for organized labor after this fall's voting is: Can it build on the Ohio win?

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How many hours has your bus driver been behind the wheel?

The next time you get on an inter-city bus, ask the driver how many hours he or she has spent behind the wheel in the last week.

Right-to-work legislation enables the one percent

Michigan Senate Bill 729 is another insidious attack on working people initiated by the Republican-controlled legislature.

Miners demand prosecution of Massey execs

Mine workers are now demanding criminal prosecution of 18 Massey Coal Company executives - including retired CEO Don Blankenship - for "industrial homicide."

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Firefighters rally Browns fans against Issue 2

Firefighters rallied tens of thousands of fans at last Sunday's football game between the Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks.

Farmworkers take plea to government

Carolina farmers perpetrate lousy working conditions in the state's fields, and the state Labor Department looks the other way.

Taxi workers win full AFL-CIO charter

The National Taxi Workers Alliance made history when it officially became a full member of the nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO.

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OSHA warns hair salons on worker exposure to formaldehyde

The federal agency is warning the nation's hair salons - again - about the exposure of their low-paid female workers to formaldehyde present in hair smoothing and straightening products.

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Paid sick days the law now in Seattle

Seattle's mayor signed the historic bill Friday. Every worker in the city, depending upon his or her conditions of employment, is now guaranteed five to nine sick days per year.

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Oklahoma labor commissioner calls public workers “feral hogs”

The ideology expressed by Costello and his ilk is dangerously close to the rhetoric of eugenicists, the pre-Nazi pseudo-scientific movement.

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