May

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Cities’ budget cuts target firefighters, slowing responses

From coast to coast, mayors and city councils are hacking away at firefighters' ranks in desperate attempts to cut budgets and save cash by cutting workers.

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War on workers in Minnesota: unprecedented attacks in 2012 legislative session

Republicans unveiled an unprecedented attack on worker rights and protections, including the granddaddy of all anti-union legislation: "Right to work."

Unions blast judge for halting new election rules

Unionists blasted a ruling by a federal judge throwing out the union election rules changes the National Labor Relations Board recently implemented.

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Strikers blast Caterpillar greed, reject concessions

Unabashed corporate greed, is how striking workers are describing Caterpillar's efforts to slash wages and benefits while eliminating pensions and seniority rights at their plant here.

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Labor's top organizer sees long fight ahead

Labor groups, Latinos, African-Americans, women, and students must unite in a years-long campaign to restore and reclaim workers rights.

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Trumka: Labor and allies to unveil economic platform

A coalition of progressive groups, led by the AFL-CIO, will unveil a joint platform this summer.

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Trumka: America’s economic lead is not a given

Below are excerpts of a speech by Richard Trumka to the Center for National Policy, a think tank that in concentrated on national security issues.

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Labor’s International Hall of Fame to induct 9/11 union victims

The 636 unionists who died in the infamous al-Qaeda attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be inducted as a group into Labor's International Hall of Fame.

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Home care workers win union rights

Home care workers hugge and cheered when the State Senate voted in favor of  granting home health care and child care workers collective bargaining.

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Caterpillar workers strike against take back contract

Nearly 800 workers at a Caterpillar plant have been on strike since May 1 after the company refused to back off a far reaching concessionary contract proposal.

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