Labor News

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Today in labor history: Start of the 1959 steel strike

Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.

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AFSCME grows by 90,000 since January

The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.

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Victory for hospital workers: $15 for 15

"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."

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What’s next after fast food global?

The fast food industry continues to get hit hard by waves of strikes and workers continue to escalate their tactics, but the question remains: What more can be done?

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Teachers vow to fight anti-labor court rulings

"Enough is enough. Teachers are evaluated and their future livelihoods are linked to that. And when they fall short, they should have a chance to improve."

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“Swamp People” carry union cards

A majority of writer-producers at reality TV production company Original Media, creator of "Swamp People," voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East.

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Chicagoans a big hit at Teachers’ convention in LA

Several Chicagoans have stolen the show at the AFT's national convention that runs through today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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UAW officially charters new union local at Chattanooga Volkswagen

Company assurance to the union notwithstanding, the UAW still has to deal with rightwing politicians in Tennessee who don't want to see any unions in their state.

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Union and mayor agree on contract for 121,000 NYC workers

The DC37 pact, which covers workers at 53 locals, is important as a potential pacesetter for other unions in the Big Apple.

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New contract to give low-paid Johns Hopkins workers hefty raises

"This is an important victory for patients and workers all across Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare and that standard has just been raised."

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