Labor News

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At Minnesota AFL-CIO convention, organizing and elections high on agenda

High turnout will be key to keeping a DFL majority in the House and moving forward a worker-friendly agenda.

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Ohio unions gear up for November elections

"I have never seen such hostility, so many non-stop attacks on working people. The greedy corporate forces won't stop unless and until we stop them."

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Building trades unions: Remake the nation's infrastructure!

With GOP opposition keeping the federal government from moving on Obama-backed legislation that would create massive numbers of jobs, the unions, at their legislative conference mapped out specific proposals to get the job done.

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Union leaders hail Obama infrastructure push

"The president wants to push for public and private infrastructure investment, we say bring it on. Union workers stand ready to meet the needs of the largest project you can think up."

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Trumka adds infrastructure to AFL-CIO legislative priority list

Richard Trumka is adding reconstruction of U.S. infrastructure - and creation of tens of thousands of well-paying jobs doing so - to the federation's priority list.

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Unions battle “Scrooge” Congress on transportation needs

Federal transportation funding is so skimpy that Congress acts like Scrooge when it comes to helping pay for the nation's roads, subways, buses and other transportation.

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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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Steelworkers oppose using Chinese steel for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Another local transit agency is repairing another big well-known U.S. bridge using Chinese steel, and thus not U.S. steel or steelworkers.

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Today in labor history: New York’s Triborough Bridge opens

On July 11, 1936, one of the great construction jobs in U.S. history was completed. It was opening day in New York City of the Triborough Bridge.

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Unions call for National Infrastructure Bank

Rebuilding the U.S.' decaying infrastructure to also counteract climate change will produce good middle class jobs and grow the economy.

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