Labor News

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Teamsters score big win in Southern California

The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.

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Right-wing GOP Illinois Gov. Rauner plans to force state workers to strike

Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.

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New Jersey unions go toe to toe with Christie over pensions

Unions representing N.J. state and local government workers vowed that the fight over Chris Christie's pension payment cuts is not over.

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Pension plans at stake in Bricklayers dispute

In current negotiations, the management trustees of the union's pension propose to radically change the union's pension plan.

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Retirees rally at Ohio commission hearing

Hundreds of retirees and their supporters rallied in connection with hearings held by the White House Commission on Aging.

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Illinois, New Jersey high courts hit cuts of public workers pensions

The two cases show that unions can defend their pensions - pensions which often make up for artificially lowered pay.

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Postal unions plan national protests vs. closings

The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting for the Nov. 14 protest against planned Jan. 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers.

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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Britain: Biggest walkout in a generation

Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.

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In LA and Illinois, unions fight legal battles vs. pension cuts

The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.

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