Labor News

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Labor has plan to make banks pay

One of the most innovative labor proposals is for a financial transactions tax on Wall Street.

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Worker rights are key to economic recovery, union leaders say

ORLANDO, Fla. - The economy cannot truly recover unless the United States moves out of "the dark ages" in the area of workers' rights, top labor leaders said here this week.

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Taking aim at Wall Street, labor launches Week of Action for jobs

The nation's labor movement will hold picket lines and rallies in front of banks and financial institutions in 200 cities March 15-20, under the banner "Good Jobs Now, Make Wall Street Pay."

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Undaunted, labor builds a movement from the ground up

ORLANDO, Fla. - The labor movement this week chose a neighborhood reeling from the economic crisis as its launching pad for a national campaign for jobs.

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Labor leaders express anger at Obama administration

In a closed-door meeting, union leaders expressed anger and frustration over what they say is the administration's lack of bold action on jobs, health care and labor law reform, and its support of mass firings of teachers.

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5,000 protesters to Whirlpool: We’re tired of being treated like trash

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Whirlpool is putting over 1,000 workers out on the street, but they and 5,000 other working Americans stood up and said they don't want to be knocked down anymore.

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Unions push to save jobs in Florida and across the nation

Union leaders decry "job destruction program," as workers, unions, small business owners and community activists fight to save 23,000 Florida jobs at NASA and beyond.

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Ohio jobs march hits Wall St. greed

The five biggest insurance companies made $12 billion in profits this year. They didn't make that providing health care to people, they did it by denying health care to people.

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Steelworkers call for Civil Rights 2.0: A youth-led jobs revolution

A ringing call for a new militant Civil Rights movement "2.0" centered on the fight for jobs was recently made by leaders of the United Steelworkers, Leo W. Gerard and Fred Redmond.

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Hatch, Grassley play games with jobs bill

Senate Democrats yesterday came close to, but then backed off from, unveiling an $85 billion dollar "bipartisan" jobs bill that contains many planks drawn up by their Republican colleagues.

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