Labor News

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Yale graduate teachers petition NLRB for union recognition

Gleeful graduate student workers at Yale University wasted no time in filing petitions with the NLRB for union certification following the long awaited decision to restore collective bargaining rights.

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VA union blasts recommendation to break up, privatize vets’ health care system

"Destroying this system creates dangerous gaps in treatment and missed opportunities to heal veterans."

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AFGE’s members plan 38 anti-privatization rallies coast to coast to boost VA

AFGE delegates vowed to fight for the agency: Serving the nation's veterans is "a sacred promise, a promise that will never be violated."

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Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.

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Postal unions plan national protests vs. closings

The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting for the Nov. 14 protest against planned Jan. 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers.

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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The doctor will see you now at Plumbers Local 98's union hall

Plumbers Local 98 has joined those forward-thinking building trades unions on the cutting edge that take control of their healthcare challenges.

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Nurses to strike this week at Bay Area hospitals

Concerns about safe staffing levels are one cause of the planned strikes: RNs are unable to take meal and rest breaks without leaving patients with inadequate staffing care

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AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.
        

 

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Home care workers file for largest union election in Minnesota history

Pay is so low that many caregivers qualify for food stamps, don’t get paid sick leave or health or retirement benefits.

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