Labor News

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Maritime unions, industry join forces to save jobs

Maritime unions and the U.S. industry joined forces to try to reverse a last-minute provision inserted in the new highway-mass transit law.

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Hoffa and Brown try to put brakes on Pacific trade pact

With the Obama administration moving ahead with negotiations with Pacific Rim nations, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Teamsters President James Hoffa teamed up.

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CWA president: We need mass movement to fix this mess

The U.S. will stay mired in an "economy mess" of low growth, low-paying jobs, rising income inequality and worse unless it fixes its political processes.

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Obama to building trades: GOP blocking construction jobs

Obama's campaign for more construction jobs comes against a continuing backdrop of high joblessness in the construction industry: 17.2% in March, more than double the national jobless rate of 8.2%.

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MO unions plan legislative fightback

The Missouri AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference provides union members with an opportunity to talk with their state representatives and state senators about issues important to working families.

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Unions tackle states' practices that hurt workers

The labor movement is beginning to mount a legislative offensive in the sates to stop what it says are "under the radar" attacks on workers.

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AFL-CIO: Republicans voted almost 100% wrong on labor issues

The party cleavage was stark in the GOP-run House last year on key votes. Unions use the AFL-CIO figures as part of their evaluations when deciding, locally, whether to support or oppose an incumbent lawmaker.

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Machinists union creates website to organize nation's unemployed

A new website nicknamed UCubed aims to unite over 31 million unemployed Americans to get organized, build power and fight together with the labor movement for jobs and economic recovery.

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