October

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Indiana ‘right to work’ law headed for court showdown

Indiana's newly enacted so-called "right to work" law, which deprives unions of money they need to represent workers, is headed for a showdown in state courts.

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Sensata workers, job losses, to star in new film

The workers, who will lose their jobs to China thanks to Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, will star in a new film about their struggle.

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Labor going all out as election nears

Unions are on full mobilization status as they rev up their final push in the 2012 election battle.

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Calif. ballot measure would fund public education

In a scenario possible only under California's bizarre budgeting process, the state's general services budget is now in the hands of a ballot measure to temporarily tax high personal incomes to fund education.

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Romney crowd calls outsourced Sensata workers “communists”

What happens when you try to get Mitt Romney's attention at a campaign rally? The Republican's jeering tea party supporters call you communists.

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Bain workers rev up protests on day of Debate 2

On the day of the second debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Bain Capital workers step up efforts to expose Mitt Romney's role in the outsourcing of their jobs.

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Labor launches national boycott of American Crystal Sugar

"We have to do something dramatic to call attention to what has become a common form of warfare against workers."

Nurses’ union ratifies contract with Veterans Administration

"This is precedent-setting both in terms of the rights of RNs in the VA system and for protecting patient care standards."

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Workers, students protest Walmart across the U.S.

"Walmart is the biggest employer in the country and they have some of the lowest and most stagnant wages in the country, and that needs to change."

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Labor board says mining company illegally forced strike

In a win for 100 embattled salt mine workers, the NLRB ruled their employer, Carey Salt, illegally declared impasse in their 2010 contract talks.

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