Labor News

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Occupy generation learns from labor history

The success or failure of the American labor movement in the 21st century will be the work of the young.

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Over 800 youth converge in Minneapolis for AFL-CIO Next Up Summit

This year's AFL-CIO Next Up Summit Sept. 29 - Oct. had a very different flavor. Unlike the 2010 summit, this conference was lead and organized by young union members from across the country.

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Next Generation claim union, social justice organizing as their own

Younger CWA union members start Next Generation campaign to organize youth into better-paid jobs and labor's social activism.

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Union Summer interns work to save endangered shipyard

"We're a pretty good team," says Sarah Mandel, one of a group of young interns working here to stop the Avondale shipyard from closing.

Shop Talk: Organizing at Apple, winning bronze shoe

Apple workers are talking union, Wisconsin workers won a bronze shoe - and more.

AFL-CIO’s young workers plan second summit in Twin Cities

The AFL-CIO's young workers advisory council is taking charge of the labor movement by making its leadership more youthful and is planning a second summit to take place in the fall.

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Labor, hip hop forge vote alliance

In the latest move to activate the youth vote American Rights at Work and Respect my Vote! 2010 have teamed up on a video and photo campaign.

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Young labor activists to meet in Washington, D.C.

Young activists and union workers are expected to meet in Washington, D.C., June 10-13, during a national young workers summit hosted by the AFL-CIO.

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Jobs top building trades’ agenda

Construction joblessness is above 20% and bank credit for private construction has been yanked in the recession. Jobs top unions' agenda.

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Unions plan June conference to draw youth into labor movement

ORLANDO, Fla. - The labor movement, determined to build its membership among the nation's youth, will sponsor a Young Leaders Conference this June in Washington.

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