Labor News

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Video: Angry workers confront Wisconsin's governor

More than 3,000 people came out to protest right-wing Gov. Scott Walker and his illegal, anti-labor actions.

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No means no! Wisconsin judge blocks Walker bill - again

A judge here ruled March 29 that a restraining order is still in force for a law that kills collective bargaining rights for public workers.

“No Business as Usual Day” will press workers’ rights

Members of union locals all over the country are laying plans now to make April 4th a day to remember at the nation's workplaces.

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More indictments coming in Upper Big Branch disaster

The indictment of the security supervisor at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch will be the first of many indictments after an explosion killed 29 West Virginia miners.

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Neighborhood Grocery Initiative takes on non-union megastores

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5  in northern California  says the year 2011 poses unprecedented challenges for its members working in the grocery industry.

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Indian workers on Gulf Coast fight modern day slavery

Hundreds of workers from India who were forced into modern day slavery at Gulf Coast shipyards for more than a year after Hurricane Katrina are demanding that federal courts certify their lawsuit as a class action against the company that hired them.

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U.S. union leader jailed in Mexico for supporting Sonora miners

The United Steelworkers has condemned the Jan. 24 arrest of Manny Armenta, one of its international representatives, by customs officials in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

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Colombian labor leader seeks trade pact delay

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Congress should delay the proposed U.S.-Colombia "free trade" agreement until a key Colombian law that leads to workers' oppression changes and law enforcement there improves, a top Colombian union leader says.

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On Human Rights Day, caregivers celebrate a victory

SAN FRANCISCO - For two hardworking women, International Human Rights Day 2010 was an occasion to celebrate. Victoria Aquino and Lourdes Torres, who came to the U.S. from the Philippines in recent years and worked as caregivers in a San Francisco rest home, have won a settlement from their employer totaling over $70,000 in unpaid wages and penalties.

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Labor Dept. to force firms to disclose union-busting tactics

Among at least 20 new rules President Obama's Labor Department plans to introduce in the new year is one that would require companies to file financial disclosures on their union-busting activity.

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