Labor News

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AFL-CIO, Change to Win, go to bat for gay marriage

The nation's two largest labor federations filed a brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold a ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional.

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Conn. governor joins locked out workers at HealthBridge

The National Labor Relations Board issued a citation against the New Jersey based company when it unlawfully ended contract negotiations.

Campaign underway to require paid sick time in Orlando

While only 42,000 signatures are required to get the initiative on the ballot, the coalition hopes to submit 52,000.

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Houston janitors’ strike may spread to other cities

Janitors all over this town, most of whom earn less than $9,000 per year, walked off their jobs yesterday in a strike.

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Contractors’ drug-free ‘pledge’ or the real thing?

Some arguments can best be won with the opportune use of a good example.

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Today in labor history: Rally in support of Charleston Five

On this day in history in 2001, 5,000 demonstrators rallied in support of the Charleston Five.

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Airport workers picket for right to organize

Workers at several Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters held an informational picket outside the terminal July 6.

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Union workers reject Crystal Sugar’s concession demands

A total of 82 percent of union members voted on the demands. Of those, 63 percent voted to reject Crystal's contract offer.

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Locked out Con Ed workers demand fair contract

Negotiations resumed July 5 between Con Edison, the electricity and steam provider for this city and elsewhere, and its workers.

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Today in labor history: Luddites rebel against substandard work conditions

Today in labor history, the Luddites (19th century textile workers) attacked the Heathcoat and Boden's Mill, responding to substandard workplace conditions.

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