Labor News

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Labor mobilizes in congressional districts in August

Organized labor mobilized in congressional districts nationwide in August, with two top leaders saying union activists this year will take the place of the tea party radicals of 2009-10. And the unionists, leaders and organizers say, are mad.

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Video: Jobs with Justice, fired up, ready to fight

Labor, community, faith, women, youth and environmental activists discussed, debated and got fired up for the fights ahead.

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Workers see sugar lockout as part of bigger anti-union push

Workers believe that American Crystal Sugar has locked out 1,300 employees  at seven plants in three states in order to take advantage of the nationwide attacks on unions.

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45,000 Verizon workers strike over company greed

The 45,000 strikers walked off the job this weekend because the company has refused to budge since negotiations began July 22.

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1,300 locked out sugar workers fight for jobs, families

Workers are locked outside company gates as their union battles an employer they say is determined to slash health benefits and weaken job security.

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Labor says jobs deficit is the real crisis

Labor leaders say the nation's real crisis is not a debt crisis but an unemployment crisis and spending cuts could, in fact, spiral the country into an even deeper recession.

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Verizon workers, allies stage massive contract rally

Verizon, which earns billions in profits and whose chief officer makes $55,000 per day, is attacking the working conditions, health benefits and pensions of its unionized workforce.

Unions demand good jobs as study shows openings pay little

"Industries that once were great contributors to our country - auto, shipbuilding, machine tools and even electronics - are shadows of what they once were," declares the Task Force on Job Creation, in its report, released in July.

Report: Sexual discrimination rampant

Sexual discrimination on the job, including sexual harassment, is much more rampant, and takes many more forms, than is generally realized, a new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research says.

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Union victory is sweet, says Piedmont Airlines worker (video)

In this video, Piedmont Airlines ramp worker Abdur Dilal tells the more than 1,100 delegates and guests at the Communications Workers convention about the hard-fought campaign to win a union.

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