Labor News

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AFL-CIO leader champions day laborers’ quest for humane immigration reform

Many, undocumented, risked arrest and possible deportation. But they would not be deterred in their quest.

Missouri Republicans press slew of anti-immigrant bills

The Missouri Legislature is debating anti-immigrant bills targeting students, non-English-speaking drivers and the federal government.

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Tobacco workers exposed to human rights abuse

Farm workers face job-related hazards, including heat stroke, pesticide, and acute nicotine poisoning.

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Unions hit GOP "verification" scheme

AFL-CIO President Trumka and Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Medina are blasting the GOP's latest anti-worker gambit: Forcing firms to use a faulty employee verification scheme, called "E-verify."

Service employees join suit vs. Georgia's anti-immigrant law

Call Georgia's anti-immigrant law  "racial profiling" that threatens to turn Georgia into "a police state."

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New Yorkers join in taking back May Day

The sun was shinning as 10,000 New Yorkers celebrated International Workers Day last Sunday, May 1.

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Workers take back May Day

Across the country on May 1, tens of thousands of workers, led by the presidents of the nation's largest unions, reclaimed May Day as an American holiday.

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May Day demonstrations demand both worker and immigrant rights

Hundreds of thousands across the nation marching and rallying will be fusing the fight for workers' rights and the fight for immigrant rights.

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Meet Eliseo Medina, SEIU's first Latino sec.-treas.

The People's World interviewed Eliseo Medina, widely known as a highly successful organizer and immigrant rights advocate  recently elected as the first Latino international secretary-treasurer with SEIU.

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Labor pushes for the swing vote

Pollsters are reporting that the "swing voters," most of them working-class moderates and even some conservatives, are now ready to vote against all incumbents, even if it means putting the GOP back in power.

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