Labor News

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Illinois governor waging war on public service workers

The rights of public service workers seem to be of no consequence to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Pitney Bowes pays lawmakers to push privatizing Post Office

Under this plan, financed by Pitney Bowes, the entire Postal Service would become a series of private companies.

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Postal workers' hunger strike over, victory declared

The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.

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Today in labor history: 2005 New York transit workers strike

On December 20, 2005, thousands of workers began what was to be a three-day strike of the New York City transit system over retirement, pension and wage issues.

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Las Vegas Teamsters beat Coke decertification attempt

Coca-Cola's attempt to get rid of the Teamsters and a union contract in Las Vegas fizzled out like so much bad soda.

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USPS hiring freeze hurts veterans, postal workers say

While the USPS was closed on Veterans Day, Portland, Ore. postal employees used their day off to say that if USPS really wants to honor veterans, it should hire them.

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European trade unions unite to oppose cuts

Workers launched an unprecedented day of coordinated action across Europe Nov. 14, in the biggest fightback yet.

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Steelworkers prevail in contentious negotiations

"Our members' unwavering solidarity throughout the bargaining process in the face of management's high-risk scare tactics and demands for major cutbacks has been rewarded."

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USW and big steel firms: pact with U.S. Steel, talks continue with Arcelor-Mittal

Contract negotiations between the United Steel Workers and two of the nation's largest steelmakers, took two different directions right around Labor Day.

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Caterpillar strikers carry on David vs. Goliath battle

The company forced a strike with a draconian contract offer that would slash wages, increase health care costs and demolish pensions. Workers rejected the offer by a vote of 504-116.

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