Labor News

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Michigan nurses protest GOP cuts with soup kitchen at State Capitol

Now comes the latest labor protest: The July 13 Michigan Nurses Association's "Governor Snyder's 'No Soup for You'" kitchen.

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Trumka, others push jobs ideas while GOP plays chicken

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other panelists convened by the labor federation offered ideas on July 11 on how to get the U.S. out of its persistent jobs crisis.

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Labor, democracy and the debt ceiling

Discussing the negotiations on the debt ceiling got me thinking about some early experiences in the labor movement.

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Largest education union endorses Obama

The 3.2-million-member National Education Association has endorsed President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

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5,000 join union-led march against corporate greed

As the nation's top CEOs held a June 14 summit in Chicago, 5,000 angry demonstrators outside chanted, "You got bailed out, we got sold out!"

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In tough situation, Conn. state workers to vote on contract

Thousands of state workers are expected for a question and answer session about the tentative agreement hammered out by their unions.

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California teachers arrested

A week of statewide teacher protests in California included the arrest of 26 members of the California Teachers Association.

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State workers tell Missouri lawmakers: Stop stealing from us

Hundreds rallied in Jefferson City at Missouri's State Capitol building against "right to work" and paycheck deception legislation.

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Teachers roar: We didn't cause the budget crisis!

Thousands of Texans converged and converged again for some of the biggest labor actions in decades.

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1,000 Michigan workers lobby: Save our communities!

Workers answered the Michigan AFL-CIO's call and turned out in force March 8 to lobby the state Senate against budget cuts and takeovers of cities and schools.

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