Labor News


Postal workers' hunger strike over, victory declared

The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.


Missourians: Real deficit is the jobs deficit

"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.


Locked out sugar workers reject deal for fourth time

This is the fourth time members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union have voted down an identical offer.


Indy stands up for Walmart workers

Nearly 40 community and union members showed up at an East Side Walmart here to show solidarity with the store's workers.


Unions focus ads on “fiscal cliff” issues

"The voters spoke loud and clear and rejected any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security."


USPS hiring freeze hurts veterans, postal workers say

While the USPS was closed on Veterans Day, Portland, Ore. postal employees used their day off to say that if USPS really wants to honor veterans, it should hire them.

If unemployment insurance extensions expire, economy will lose 400,000 jobs in 2013

If the federally funded extended unemployment insurance benefits expire at the end of 2012, the economy will lose 400,000 jobs in 2013.


Union leaders to Obama: raise taxes on the rich, aid middle class

Union leaders meeting with Barack Obama on Nov. 13 urged him to stick to his campaign pledges to raise taxes on the rich and to aid the middle class.


Labor pushing hard in final days before election

Organized labor's final election push turned to get-out-the-vote and voter protection.


Jesse Jackson among 14 arrested at Bain-owned Illinois plant

For facing down attempts to curb their free speech rights, 14 people were arrested yesterday evening when they marched on the Bain-owned Sensata.

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