Labor News

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Delta flight attendants file for IAM representation

Nearly 12,000 Delta Air Lines flight attendants have signed authorization cards seeking union representation by the Machinists.

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AFT’s Weingarten lays out new models for unions

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten today laid out a framework for a renewed American labor movement.

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A steelworker’s thoughts on “democracy”

The fight for democracy is central to all of our struggles. However, these struggles are separated from the issue of "who controls the wealth" only at our ultimate peril!

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Teamsters blast green light allowing Mexican trucks roll nationwide

The Teamsters are blasting an Obama administration Transportation Department green light to let all Mexican trucks roll over every U.S. road.

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Seafarers rescue Syrian war refugees in the Mediterranean sea

Continuing what is a Seafarers tradition, the Seafarer-crewed MV Liberty Grace rescued 231 refugees from Syria's civil war.

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Today in labor history: Black labor union formed

On January 13 in 1869 over 200 black delegates met in Washington D.C. to form the National Labor Union;  the word "colored" was added by the establishment press.

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Kaiser Permanente mental health workers go on strike in California

Union demonstrators picket in front of 35 Kaiser Permanente locations throughout the state on behalf of some 2,600 mental health clinicians.

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Nurses union cheers Obama Keystone veto threat

Keystone foes say the pipeline would carry "dirty oil" to the U.S. Gulf Coast refineries at a cost of an unacceptable increase in the gases that cause global warming.

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Big business again sues labor board over union election rules

Here we go again. Business groups are suing the National Labor Relations Board over the new union election rules it finalized in December.

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Today in labor history: Federal workers gain the right to join unions

On January 17, 1962, President John Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, recognizing the right of federal employees to bargain collectively.

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