Labor News

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"Mr. Clean" gives guest workers a dirty deal

America's unions are going to bat for foreign workers who toil in America, in conditions that approximate slavery. And Dwight Allen, a 41-year-old "guest worker" laboring in Florida apartment buildings says he is sure glad they have.

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AFL-CIO to unite with allies for job safety

"The right to a safe job is a fundamental worker right. All workers should be able to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day."

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Indiana court tosses state’s right-to-work law

An Indiana circuit court judge has tossed out the state's "right to work" law, agreeing with the Operating Engineers that it violates the state's constitution.

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Today in labor history: Influential rapper Tupac Shakur dies

On this day in 1996, rap artist and actor Tupac Amaru Shakur died, leaving a legacy that has influenced millions of working class young people, and subsequent hip hop artists.

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Salt of the Earth Labor College celebrates 20th anniversary

TUCSON, Ariz. - When activists here launched Salt of the Earth Labor College in 1993 they didn't know exactly what to expect.

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UAW: Majority at Tennessee VW plant sign union cards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant, a top United Auto Workers official said.

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Iraqi union leader: "War not over for our workers"

Hassan Juma'a Awad, president of the Iraq Federation of Oil Unions, was a guest at the AFL-CIO's convention where he spoke at an event organized by U.S. Labor Against the War.

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Labor opens house to all U.S. workers

Resolution 5: "The AFL-CIO hereby invites every worker in the United States to join the labor movement either through an affiliate or through Working America."

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In bold resolution, AFL-CIO calls for labor law overhaul

"Our nation's basic labor law, the National Labor Relations Act, no longer fulfills its promise to U.S. workers," the AFL-CIO said in a bold resolution passed during the federation's convention.

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Philadelphia firefighters win contract after 4 years

Local 22, was awarded new contracts by arbitration three times. All three times Mayor Nutter challenged it in court. A successful mass petition drive this year to curb the mayor's power forced Nutter to back down.

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