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Chiquita paid terrorists to “protect” its plantations

A lawsuit by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed by Chiquita's right wing squads is working its way through federal court in Florida.

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Two big city mayors oppose paid sick leave

Two big-city mayors, New York's Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia's Michael Nutter, are strongly opposing paid sick leave for private-sector workers in their cities.

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AFL-CIO, Chamber reach tentative deal on guest workers

"From making sure citizenship for the 11 million is achievable not only in theory, but in fact, to maintaining family unity, the labor movement's immigration campaign is just getting started."

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Union and community members hit Hyatt for union-busting

Unite Here Local 19, which sponsored the protest, has been struggling for union recognition at the Hyatt Santa Clara for four years.

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Job growth slowing down

The economy added just 88,000 new jobs in March while the official jobless rate dropped a tad to 7.6 percent from February's 7.7 percent.

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Today in labor history: Miners at Pittston strike

On this day in 1989, the United Mine Workers began their historic strike against Pittston Coal.

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Fast food workers walk out, seek living wages, union recognition

Thousands of New York City fast food workers staged a second one-day walkout from their jobs.

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Workers say city services are vital to public safety

 City workers gathered in front of City Hall April 2 with a message for City Council members starting to discuss a new two-year budget.

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Mid-air collision fear grows as control towers shut down

It's more than just jobs on the chopping block as air traffic control towers at 149 airports begin shutting down this month. 

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Strongsville teachers strike for quality education

Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.

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