November

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Pay freeze saves peanuts, AFGE leader charges

Labor and its allies have come out swinging against President Obama's call for a two-year pay freeze for federal workers.

Republican attack on labor goes way beyond Congress

During the Great Depression, big business used the crisis to attack workers' wages and living standards directly, cutting wages even while turning big profits. And exactly the same thing is happening again.

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Dockers protest Del Monte union-busting

PHILADELPHIA - ILA Local 1291 members and hundreds of supporters protested Del Monte's move to a non-union terminal, slashing jobs and pay.

Labor journalists gather in Washington

Journalists who cover the labor movement, labor leaders and even a U.S. Department of Labor top official attended the International Labor Communication Association's annual awards ceremony here Nov. 19.

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As injuries soar, Sacramentans offer help to Hyatt's housekeepers

With brooms and mops held high, our group of 35 people, including the president of the Central Labor Council and religious leaders, marched into the Hyatt Hotel lobby.

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NFL lockout threat is about greed, union leaders say

Sparks are flying between National Football League players and their union on one side and NFL owners on the other as the threat of a lockout looms for next year.

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U.S. official: We need independent labor media

WASHINGTON - The mainstream media has become so biased against working people that even a federal agency can't get its message out, says a senior Department of Labor official.

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Amy Dean: Labor must build "to challenge power"

To re-build the American labor movement we “can’t use the same tired old strategies and tactics,” Amy B. Dean told union members and community activists here at the Friends of the People’s World 7th Annual ‘Working Class Media & Democracy’ forum.

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Trumka: more jobs solve deficit crisis

WASHINGTON (PAI) - AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka is strongly reiterating the position that creation of more jobs will increase revenues and thus solve the nation's deficit and debt crisis.

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Bad news for workers: Kline hates EFCA, opposes tougher OSHA penalties

WASHINGTON (PAI) - John Kline, the Republican who will take over the House Education and Labor Committee next year, hates the Employee Free Choice Act and opposes tougher penalties for job safety and health violations.

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