Labor News

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It's union time at America's airports!

After a ten-year struggle, 40,000 workers at 450 airports across the nation are celebrating today after choosing the AFGE as their union and sole bargaining agent.

 

Labor board rules would make it easier to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board proposed new rules this week that address a major problem the Employee Free Choice Act was designed to solve.

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Unions turn up the heat on Colombia trade

With the Republicans poised to write draft legislation affirming the controversial trade pact between the U.S. and Colombia, labor stepped up its drive against the agreement.

“Winkler County nurses” win another victory

Whistle-blower nurses from Winkler County, Texas, won a victory with the conviction of County Sheriff Robert Roberts.

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Administration clashes with government workers

The Obama administration and the American Federation of Government Employees are clashing over collective bargaining rights for thousands of health care workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Push for 1 million Ohioans against SB 5

We Are Ohio announced Friday that 714,000 signatures had already been collected, more than triple the required amount, in the drive to repeal the anti-worker law.

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Unions hit GOP "verification" scheme

AFL-CIO President Trumka and Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Medina are blasting the GOP's latest anti-worker gambit: Forcing firms to use a faulty employee verification scheme, called "E-verify."

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Philly Council passes paid sick days, will mayor sign?

Around 40 percent of all the hourly-wage workers in Philadelphia have no sick days. The bill, if it becomes law, would enable workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked.

Attacks on labor end in a whimper

The third big front in the right-wing Republican-business state-by-state war on workers, in Missouri, ended when the state legislature adjourned in May.

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Hundreds join Congress Hotel strikers at 8th Anniversary rally

Sixty workers who have been on strike at Chicago's Congress Hotel  for eight years were joined June 15 by hundreds of supporters at a rally outside the hotel.

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