Labor News

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Labor youth summit opens in Minneapolis

The conference includes young workers, young union organizers and students, and is part of the AFL-CIO's attempts, over the last two years, to reach workers under age 35.

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Probe shows union-busting Michelle Rhee wrote Michigan anti-teacher law

Anti-union consultant writes bill that attacks Michigan teachers.

AFL-CIO’s young workers plan second summit in Twin Cities

The AFL-CIO's young workers advisory council is taking charge of the labor movement by making its leadership more youthful and is planning a second summit to take place in the fall.

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Amy Dean: Labor must build "to challenge power"

To re-build the American labor movement we “can’t use the same tired old strategies and tactics,” Amy B. Dean told union members and community activists here at the Friends of the People’s World 7th Annual ‘Working Class Media & Democracy’ forum.

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HomeGoods /TJX workers rally for union contract

Hundreds of HomeGoods / TJX workers with their families and supporters rallied at the company's distribution center here on March 10 to demand a fair contract to improve wages and health insurance benefits.

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Unions plan June conference to draw youth into labor movement

ORLANDO, Fla. - The labor movement, determined to build its membership among the nation's youth, will sponsor a Young Leaders Conference this June in Washington.

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Tens of thousands call Washington to demand no tax on workers’ benefits

As phones ring off the hook in the nation's capital with calls from workers angry about a Senate health reform bill that would tax their benefits there are signals coming from both the White House and the Congress that lawmakers are scrambling for a compromise.

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Companies renew efforts to bar workers from going union

Fearing that labor and progressive groups will soon shift much of their focus from health care reform to a bill that would expand union organizing rights, retailers across the country are stepping up their anti-union campaigns.

Union fights move by auto giants to slash jobs

Earlier this year General Motors and Chrysler took billions in federal loan guarantees in exchange for a promise to keep workers employed here in America.

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Ford workers reject givebacks

By late yesterday it was clear Ford workers have overwhelmingly rejected contractual givebacks that their union had negotiated with the company.

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