Labor News

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Thousands turn out for Labor Notes conference

Over 2,000 trade union activists and friends attended the conference, which was geared toward helping unionists find ways to build coalitions and win struggles in today's difficult political climate.

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Navy hired company blocking union organizing rights

An Australian ship building company in Mobile, Ala., hired by the Navy is forcing workers to follow bad construction plans and, at the same time, is blocking their effort to unionize.

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Labor’s Southern strategy finds a focus in Texas

Thiry-four percent of Houston's children live in poverty. Overall, 22 percent of the people live below the official poverty level, with racial minorities the hardest hit.

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At Nissan and beyond, workers' rights are civil rights

Thanks to the works of those who came before us, this new generation is equipped with the knowledge of how to make change, and it is become more and more apparent what we need to fight for.

 

 

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UAW: Majority at Tennessee VW plant sign union cards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant, a top United Auto Workers official said.

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Social media and labor: a perfect, and necessary, match

The union members of tomorrow are not going to be reached in the same manner as their predecessors. Twenty-five percent of U.S. voters are no longer watching television

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Ethiopian immigrant Tefere Gebre shakes up labor organizing

Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.

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Labor Day 2013: Unions determined to remake themselves

As Labor Day 2013 approaches unions in America are re-assessing themselves in a way they never have before.

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Today in labor history: State militia backs workers

Gold miners in Cripple Creek, Colorado, began a five-month strike in 1894, news of which travelled rapidly from one end of the country to the other,

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Today in Labor History: Fighting Mary and Mother Jones

On November 30, 1854, "Fighting Mary" Eliza McDowell, also known as the "Angel of the Stockyards," was born in Chicago.

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