Labor News

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CFL leader says: Tax big banks to create good jobs

Dennis Gannon, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, on Monday called for a stock transaction tax to make the big banks pay to create good jobs now.


 

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Safety high on the agenda for Workers Memorial Day

According to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steel Workers, "The most important thing to come out of a mine is the miner."

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Marchers demand bailout for Main St.

"They got bailed out, we got sold out!" was the chant as over 150 trade unionists and community allies marched through downtown Oakland April 5, pausing at banks along the route to let their message soak in.

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March jobs not enough to reduce unemployment rate

This morning's release of the government employment report showed 162,000 payroll jobs gained in March, the largest jump in three years.

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Republic Windows heroes continue the good fight

Armando Robles, president of UE Local 1110 sat down with the People's World to reflect how life has changed since the sit-in.

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Closing NUMMI will harm both Toyota & community

Toyota's decision to close the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) auto plant in Fremont, Calif. March 31 goes against the firm's business interests, and its devastating effects will ripple throughout California.

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Hearing investigates jobs crisis in Dallas

The North Texas Workers Rights Board, an adjunct of Jobs with Justice, held public hearings on the jobs crisis recently at Judge Luis Sepulveda's courtroom in Dallas.

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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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Californians rally for jobs

Over 1,000 workers and union activists gathered in the state capital on a working day recently in a spirited rally for job-creating legislation.

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Steelworkers call for Civil Rights 2.0: A youth-led jobs revolution

A ringing call for a new militant Civil Rights movement "2.0" centered on the fight for jobs was recently made by leaders of the United Steelworkers, Leo W. Gerard and Fred Redmond.

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