March

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Labor, allies line up behind new House jobs bill

Just 24 hours after the new Local Jobs for America Act was introduced into Congress by Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., unions and their allies are lining up to support the legislation which they say will create one million jobs.

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HomeGoods /TJX workers rally for union contract

Hundreds of HomeGoods / TJX workers with their families and supporters rallied at the company's distribution center here on March 10 to demand a fair contract to improve wages and health insurance benefits.

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Unionists make citizens’ arrest of insurance CEOs

Thousands of unionists and their allies marched on and surrounded the hotel where the nation's health insurance firms were meeting, demanding a citizens' arrest of company CEOs.

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Unions plan June conference to draw youth into labor movement

ORLANDO, Fla. - The labor movement, determined to build its membership among the nation's youth, will sponsor a Young Leaders Conference this June in Washington.

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Worker rights are key to economic recovery, union leaders say

ORLANDO, Fla. - The economy cannot truly recover unless the United States moves out of "the dark ages" in the area of workers' rights, top labor leaders said here this week.

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Taking aim at Wall Street, labor launches Week of Action for jobs

The nation's labor movement will hold picket lines and rallies in front of banks and financial institutions in 200 cities March 15-20, under the banner "Good Jobs Now, Make Wall Street Pay."

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Obama administration giving only verbal support for Employee Free Choice

Responses to questions to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis at a top labor meeting indicate that the White House is not actively pushing the Employee Free Choice Act.

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AFL-CIO to merge politics, jobs campaigns

The AFL-CIO will integrate its political drive with its pro-jobs campaign this year, holding politicians accountable and refusing to support those who don't actually do something to help suffering workers, top leaders say.

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Teachers’ union leader scores administration for backing mass firings

As top union leaders met yesterday, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, criticized the Obama administration for backing mass teacher firings in Rhode Island.

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Unions push to save jobs in Florida and across the nation

Union leaders decry "job destruction program," as workers, unions, small business owners and community activists fight to save 23,000 Florida jobs at NASA and beyond.

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