Labor News

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Walmart hired Lockheed-Martin, asked FBI to spy on activist workers

The spying was contained in documents filed with the NLRB in a case that OURWalmart -- an employee group to improve pay and working conditions -- filed with the agency.

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AFL-CIO's veep: With others unions can change the nation

"The union movement should join with others who are saying 'instead of building more prisons, we should be creating more jobs and offering more job training.'"

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Report explores why unions have few female leaders

When women run organizing drives, the drives are more likely to succeed; they show women - especially minority-group women - benefit the most from being unionists.

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Labor board punts college athletes' try to unionize on technicality

By a 5-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board on August 17 tossed out college athletes' - in this case, Northwestern University's football players' - attempt to unionize.

 

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Workers flying high after major organizing wins

Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.

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Parables for organizers: Don Tormey and the plane crash

Tormey's parable of union leadership: "The most important person on the plane became a passenger who was a union organizer; why her?"

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Roadblocks to organizing in a revived economy

With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?

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Unions ride the wave of low-wage worker organizing

Workers caught the nation's attention by saying "Enough is enough!" to low wages, lousy working conditions and lack of rights.

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El Super grocery workers in LA demand fair contract

El Super grocery workers are urging consumers to boycott their employer, a chain of supermarkets located primarily in Latino neighborhoods.

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Los Angeles-Long Beach port truckers again forced to strike

Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.

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