Labor News

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Ohioans brave severe cold to back oil strikers

"For too long, these companies have gotten public support only to have them take advantage of the workers and their families, forcing overtime and unsafe staffing levels."

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Roadblocks to organizing in a revived economy

With wages flatlining and the middle class shrinking, why is union membership in decline?

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Restaurant workers picket for fair contract and respect

Some 65 workers at Oaks Corner have been without a contract for two and a half years, and haven't had a raise in eight years. 

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Shuler challenges labor movement on promoting women to leadership

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. labor movement, is challenging her colleagues to promote more women to top jobs.

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Labor leaders halt political contributions until after fast-track vote

Uunion presidents have decided to condition labor's voluntary political contributions to lawmakers on their fast-track votes, at least for now.

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America’s labor movement: Time for a new track on trade policy

"As a teacher I've always placed a premium on what we know, and what we know is that there hasn't been a trade deal yet that benefitted the American people."

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Nurses welcome veto of Keystone XL bill

"The miniscule number of jobs it would create are far outweighed by the enormous damage that this project creates to our health and in accelerating the climate crisis."

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Speaking for millions, union leaders declare “it’s our turn”

A group of the nation's top union leaders, looking dead serious, filed silently in and up to the front of the press room at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta.

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Wisconsin workers again battle Walker’s anti-labor steamroller

Trashing promises to provide a fair hearing, the Republican leader of Wisconsin's state Senate labor committee rammed through a bill that would make union shops illegal.

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Wisconsin rising against right to work for less

Walker's deception confronts overwhelming evidence that RTW will further hurt a low-wage state that needs more buying power.

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