Labor News

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Union not surprised by flare-up at Whiting, Ind. BP plant

"We refuse to accept that fires, explosions, and working people to exhaustion are just the cost of doing this business -- these are all things that we can control."

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El Super grocery workers in LA demand fair contract

El Super grocery workers are urging consumers to boycott their employer, a chain of supermarkets located primarily in Latino neighborhoods.

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Labor expects bold action from Obama tonight on overtime pay

Overtime pay has increasingly moved to the top of labor's agenda because millions of workers are working overtime and not getting paid for it.

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Today in labor history: Historic Buffalo switchmen's strike

On this day workers on three railroads in Buffalo, New York, went on strike for two weeks, one of the first work stoppages to attempt coordinated actions.

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Walmart moms challenge Walmart chairman

Opening a new front in their long campaign to improve Walmart, the "Walmart moms," members of OURWalmart, are taking on the company's chairman.

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Today in labor history: 1919 Boston police strike

Nothing fueled the anti-union Red Scare propagandists more than the Boston police strike of 1919.