Labor News

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Avondale shipyard story could get a happy ending

The long struggle by thousands of Avondale shipyard workers here to save their jobs appears to have been successful.

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Mississippi Nissan workers "honor democracy" with fight for union

Organizing Canton could be a stepping-stone to organizing the South's growing auto industry. "This particular campaign is beneficial both for the nation and for the world."

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Workers win safety deal at Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf

In a landmark settlementwith implications for all Hyatt workers, the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf hotel has withdrawn its appeal of citations related to housekeeper injuries.

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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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Sensata closes for weekend over “Bainport” publicity

Not only will Romney profit from outsourcing through stock he owns, but his 2011 tax returns reveal he got a huge tax break by moving Sensata stock to a charity organization he controls.

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Today in labor history: The “Great March” for LGBT rights

Activists taking part included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Latino civil rights figure Cesar Chavez, and then-presidential candidate and civil rights defender Jesse Jackson.

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Opponents of outsourcing arrested at Bain plant for blocking trucks

Three supporters of outsourced workers were arrested this morning for blocking equipment removal at the Bain-owned Sensata Technologies plant.

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Catholic bishops condemn exploitation, back unions

The nation's Catholic bishops have strongly denounced worker exploitation in the U.S. economy, and reaffirmed the positive role that unions play.

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CWA workers fighting for a fair contract with AT&T

AT&T "is manufacturing a crisis that doesn't exist" so it can squeeze us while making billions in profits every quarter. "They're trying to take away our benefits, slash our health care, trying to underfund our pensions."

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Houston church, NAACP support striking janitors

Ada Edwards, a former Houston city councilor, spoke along with the pastor at St. John's Methodist Church. When you win, we all win, she told the hundreds of workers at the rally.

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