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IAM Boeing workers narrowly approve 8-year contract extension

Machinists who work for Boeing in the Puget Sound area, around Portland, Ore., and in Wichita, Kansas, narrowly approved an eight-year contract extension with Boeing.

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Teachers’ leader: ALEC kills rights for corporate power

ALEC  "strips away rights" of workers and voters "in the interests of the power they represent," AFT president Randi Weingarten says. 

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Pope Francis, the Bishop of Bling, CEOs, and Leo Gerard

American CEOs and boards of directors should take note of Pope Francis' recent suspension of the "Bishop of Bling."

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Miners' protest against Peabody continues despite settlement

The union is continuing its fight for retired miners and their families in the courts, in Congress and through community action.

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Corporate ineptitude in Navy contract looms over union drive

Corporate ineptitude on a big U.S. Navy shipbuilding contract is looming over the latest organizing drive among Austal shipyard workers there.

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Minimum wage workers teach economics to the economists

A working father with a high school education, Marvin was one of 18 minimum wage workers gathered at a South Side job center to discuss the need for higher pay.

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Netroots grassroots: Progressive Caucus launches “Raise Up America” drive

"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."

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Today in labor history: Tom Petty defies record label profiteering

It was today in 1979 when rock star Tom Petty filed for bankruptcy, thereby challenging his record label, MCA, and the practice of what some would call indentured servitude.

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Corporate America - you didn’t build that - really!

Real democracy should mean that as a part of the team that actually built that, you should have some say in how that profit is distributed and spent.

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Union hopes $4 billion fine will force change at BP

Steelworkers Vice President Gary Beevers hopes the record fine and criminal charge pleas by British Petroleum will finally force the oil industry to take safety seriously.

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