Labor News

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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.

European unions set to march for “Robin Hood taxes”

Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.

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Mott’s strike takes national stage

As of August 30, the 300 workers at the Mott's plant in Williamson, N.Y., have been on strike for 100 days.

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N.Y. transit union pickets UPS, backs Turkish workers

New York City union members converged outside United Parcel Service's midtown Manhattan office Sept. 1 for an informational picket line on labor rights issues in Turkey.

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Justice served to restaurant workers

The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan (ROC-MI) won a major victory when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an order that Dearborn's Andiamo Restaurant acted  illegally.

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Caravan brings aid to striking workers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Elected officials, union members and community supporters piled into a school bus and seven cars last Saturday, July 24, for a 10 mile solidarity caravan in support of nursing home workers on the 101st day of their strike.

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Students claim win over Nike sweatshops

PORTLAND, Ore. (PAI)--Labor-backed United Students Against Sweatshops claimed a big win on July 26 when the world's largest shoe and apparel maker, Nike, agreed to pay the full $2.5 million two Honduran subcontractors owed their 1,800 workers.

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Strikers at Mott’s pick up nationwide support

Support from around the country is coming in to 300 striking workers at the Mott's apple products plant in Williamson, N.Y.

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