Labor News

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Immigration reform a top goal for Auto Workers

Declaring, "We are a union of immigrants," Auto Workers President Bob King elevated immigration reform to a top spot on the UAW's lobbying agenda.

 

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Unemployment at 7.9% in January

The nation's unemployment rate was 7.9% in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said, up 0.1% from December's figure.

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Unions and allies to GOP: Stop holding Americans hostage!

The two top Illinois labor leaders were joined by policy experts to demand closing tax loopholes for Wall Street and the richest two percent of Americans.

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Union membership declined by 398,000 in 2012

The number of union members nationwide declined by 398,000 from 2011 to 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says in its latest report.

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Attention Walmart: good jobs in - guns out

A wide cross section of the faith, labor, and social justice community protested Walmart's attempt to build a store near the Detroit border.

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“Look beneath the shine,” say Nissan workers

The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan held a press conference to emphasize how the auto giant is unfairly treating its 3,300 workers at its Canton, Mississippi plant.

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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.

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Missourians: Real deficit is the jobs deficit

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

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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.

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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.

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