Labor News

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Twitter chat puts spotlight on #unionwomen, Hyatt strikers

Unite Here and blogger Fem2pt0 hosted a lively and informative discussion on advantages for women in joining a union.

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Wildcat strikes called as West Coast port battle heats up

Hundreds of longshore workers marched on the port past security guards and then dumped grain after removing it from rail cars.

Communications workers target GOP

CWA launched a "Countdown to Shutdown" advertising campaign, sending flyers to 600,000 voters in 25 swing districts of Republican lawmakers on Aug. 30.

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Hotel workers animate San Francisco’s Labor Day

Hundreds of hotel workers and their supporters thronged through the heart of downtown Sept. 5, marking Labor Day with a lively, noisy march.

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Port workers spend Labor Day on picket line

LONGVIEW, Wash. - Embattled dockworkers marched on their picket lines, Labor Day weekend, standing tall against EGT, the international grain consortium that seeks to break the union at their huge new grain terminal in the Port of Longview.

From Wal-Mart to hot dogs, courts important for workers

So you still don't think courts are important to workers? Betty Dukes and Nolan Koewler can quickly set you straight.

Labor history: 2011 marks unhappy anniversary on job safety

The year 2011 should serve as a reminder of how far the U.S. has come on job safety issues - and how far it has yet to go.

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Why women unionists back others under attack

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "There are only two ways to bring about protection for workers... legislation and unionization."

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Chicago Southeast Side rally for teachers (with video)

Teachers, steelworkers, electricians, firefighters and other union members, their families and supporters, rallied here on the Southeast Side to defend teachers and union rights.

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Michigan labor ready to march on Labor Day, win in 2012

With a Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature, Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon took on special significance.

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