AFGE: GOP senators want to “Walmartize” workforce

Three GOP senators want to "Walmartize" federal workers by eliminating regular pensions for all new hires.

Lorain, Ohio unions elect independent slate

The election report to delegates at the Central Labor Council (CLC), in this union-dense Ohio home of the state's largest steel and auto manufacturing facilities, was one of a different type this November.


Unions organizing aid for Philippines, Midwest disasters

The typhoon destroyed several hospitals, along with homes, schools, power lines, bridges and virtually everything else.


Today in labor history: First-ever U.S. teacher walkout

The "strike for better schools" was intended to reform the way the schools were administered and operated, and also how workers there were treated.


NLRB: Groups’ call center fired worker for union activism

"They've taken every opportunity to fire people, and they've been getting away with it."


National Labor College to close

"I am saddened to report that the Board of Trustees directed me and the college's officers to develop a plan to close the college," said the institution's president.


Today in labor history: Phone workers call for union

The National Federation of Telephone Workers - later to become the CWA - was founded today in New Orleans in 1938.


Supreme court wrestles with outlawing card check and other union rights

Some right-wing anti-union moves ran into an apparently skeptical U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 13.


Community, union unite to save jobs at GE plant

General Electric recently announced that it slated the closure of its plant in Fort Edwards, N.Y., and intends to move the remaining plant operations to an undisclosed site.


Today in labor history: Supreme Court used Taft-Hartley Act to break a steel strike

In 1947 the 81st Congress, controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1930, overruled President Truman's veto and rammed the Taft-Hartley Law through Congress, severely limited strike activities .

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