Labor News

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Steelworkers become first union to back Iran nuclear curbs deal

"The USW supports the Iran deal because it would enhance national and global security as well as benefit the U.S. economy."

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Unions open contract talks with General Electric

The negotiations cover 10,000 IUE-CWA workers and another 6,000 workers from other U.S. unions.

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Google and Facebook unfriend ALEC

Funded by the Koch brothers, ALEC designs state legislation to further corporate agendas at the expense of working families, unions and their allies.

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Unions to Google: dump ALEC

The public is asking Google to stop participating in ALEC's scheme that threatens our democracy.

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Today in labor history: Death of unionist Karen Silkwood

Her life was featured in Silkwood (1983), an Academy Award-nominated film based on an original screenplay by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen.

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Unsafe buses being built in LA with $1.50-per-hour Chinese labor

The workers have been living in dormitory-style housing for up to six months, getting paid only $1.50 per hour and a $50 a day allowance.

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Today in labor history: Power blackout saps Northeast

On this day in 2003, the Northeast of the United States and Canada experienced a massive blackout, which affected 50 million people.

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Unions push plan for green infrastructure jobs

 Just how old and how badly in need of upgrading is the U.S. power grid?

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Steelworkers forced out at Rotek

Members of USW Local 8565 are picketing Rotek, Inc. protesting the company's unilateral implementation of a contract slashing wages 20-30 percent as well as deep cuts in benefits.

Unions split on Obama Keystone pipeline turndown

Construction unions called Obama's ruling a "job killer," but at least five unions sided with environmental groups against Keystone.

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