Labor News

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Supporters rally for striking Houston janitors in 17 cities

Support for striking Houston janitors mushroomed all over the country yesterday.

Court kills, for now, NLRB attempt to speed union elections

A federal district judge in D.C. has turned down the request to reconsider and reverse his prior ruling.

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Houston church, NAACP support striking janitors

Ada Edwards, a former Houston city councilor, spoke along with the pastor at St. John's Methodist Church. When you win, we all win, she told the hundreds of workers at the rally.

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Governor helps force Con Ed into an agreement

Con Ed was forced back to the bargaining table to reach a tentative new contract with Utility Workers Local 1-2, which represents the electric firm's 8,500 workers.

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Trumka steps up support for locked out sugar workers

The labor movement will escalate the campaign to push for an end to American Crystal Sugar's year-long lockout of 1,300 workers.

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Second heavily-Republican union backs Obama

In yet another move by a plurality Republican group, delegates to the IAFF convention formally endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.

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Workers cry out for higher minimum wage

From Pittsburgh to Peoria to Portland and from Washington to Detroit, workers came out this week to demand a hike in the federal minimum wage.

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Free trade pact yields few gains for Colombian workers

One year after the controversial U.S.-Colombian "free trade agreement", workers' rights have improved on paper, but very little on the ground.

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Federal mediator steps into fight against Verizon

George Cohen has stepped in to try to bring an agreement in the struggle of the Communications Workers and the Electrical Workers against Verizon.

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Appeals court to review ruling that killed union election at airline

A federal appeals court will review the ruling by a Republican judge in Texas that killed a union election at American Airlines.

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