Labor News

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U.S. unions, Canadian energy sign pact on transnational pipeline

Four U.S. construction unions signed a Project Labor Agreement on Sept. 14 with a large Canadian energy company, to build a big trans-national oil pipeline from the oil sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas' Gulf Coast.

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Thousands nationwide to rally for jobs

CHICAGO - Hundreds of activists will rally downtown at GOP headquarters here Sept. 15 for a federal jobs bill and against senatorial candidate Mark Kirk, an Illinois congressman who has opposed numerous job creation bills.

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In California elections, 'jobs' is the watchword

OAKLAND, Calif. - With unemployment officially pegged at 12.3 percent in California, it's clear topic number one for Democratic candidates at all levels will be jobs.

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Obama proposes $50 billion infrastructure bill

In his Labor Day speech to union members in Milwaukee the president, aiming for a serious reduction in the 9.6 percent unemployment rate, proposed a new $50 billion jobs plan.

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Great day for labor: Obama goes to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- There was one clear message everyone in the crowd at Laborfest here took home with them September 6: the true meaning of Labor Day.

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Labor Day 2010: Fighting for the American dream

Workers are thinking about more than burgers, football and car races with  latest unemployment figures, up to 9.6 percent.

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Unions shape Missouri Senate race: GOP/Wall Street vs. everybody else

ST. LOUIS - "The right wing wants to keep America from succeeding; they want to keep the president from succeeding; they want to keep us from succeeding."

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Labor Day: President Obama goes to Milwaukee’s LaborFest

MILWAUKEE (PAI)--The President of the United States - along with his Secretary of Labor and the president of the national AFL-CIO - will be special Labor Day guests at Milwaukee's LaborFest.

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Disabled workers suffer more, Labor Department says

Workers with disabilities face higher unemployment, earn less income, and are more likely to be forced to work part-time, says the first-ever report on the subject by the U.S. government.

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Letter carriers launch drive to save six-day delivery

The Letter Carriers union has launched a major ‘Save Saturday" drive to rescue six-day mail delivery across the U.S. from the jaws of Postal Service budget cut schemes.

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