Labor News

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Locked out on the Great Lakes

The epidemic of corporate greed sweeping our nation is alive and well on the Great Lakes.

Airline unions create international alliance

Fourteen unions from eight nations, all representing groups of airline workers, created an international alliance to strengthen themselves and their members against increasingly trans-national airline combinations.

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Cuban trade unionist speaks in Los Angeles

Gilda Chacon Bravo is the first Cuban trade union representative to be granted a visa to the United States in many years and is touring the country.

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Braving bitter cold, Montana capital rally backs Wisconsin workers

The crowd in Helena was a cross-section of the state's population: women and men, youth and elders, and workers of all trades - union and non-union.

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New Video: Impressions - Day 11 Fightback Madison, Wis.

Day 11 saw 160 trade unionistts fly in from Los Angeles. They marched into the state capitol rotunda to thunderous applause, cheering and chanting.

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Video: Steelworkers support Madison public workers

On day 6 of the peaceful occupation of the Wisconsin Capital, Steelworkers president Leo Gerard led a delegation of union members into the Capital Rotunda.

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The nation’s football players: “Let us play!”

Members of the NFL Players Association, are facing the possibility of being out of work if their bosses follow up on threats to lock them out when their contract expires March 4.

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U.S. union leader jailed in Mexico for supporting Sonora miners

The United Steelworkers has condemned the Jan. 24 arrest of Manny Armenta, one of its international representatives, by customs officials in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

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Bakers enlist international backing for locked-out Iowa members

240 locked-out workers from the Roquette corn-milling plant turned to national and international unions to garner support.

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Nursing home workers mark sixth month of strike

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hundreds of workers and their supporters rallied at Park Place Health Care Center in Hartford last week marking the 400 workers' sixth month on strike against Spectrum Healthcare. The members of SEIU 1199 recapped their struggle, and vowed to stand firm until they win a decent contract.

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