October

NY labor and Occupy Wall Street unity grows

From one end of Zuccotti Park to another announcements were made about a march in solidarity with Verizon workers - then over 200 marched to Verizon headquarters at 140 West Street where Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1101 is continuing its rallies for a fair contract.

Film and television artists move closer to merging

The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists moved closer to writing a merger agreement to submit to their members in January, the unions' presidents reported.

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Verizon workers say "We are the 99% too," join with Occupy Wall Street (with video)

The Communications of America found common cause with the Occupy movement when Verizon workers, along with other union members, marched from the picket line to Zuccotti Park, chanting "All day, all week, Occupy Wall Street!

Farmworkers take plea to government

Carolina farmers perpetrate lousy working conditions in the state's fields, and the state Labor Department looks the other way.

Taxi workers win full AFL-CIO charter

The National Taxi Workers Alliance made history when it officially became a full member of the nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO.

Unions lobby for teachers and first responders

Carmen Morales, RN, a nurse practitioner from Bakersfield, Calif., brought a message to Kevin McCarthy - who happens to be the GOP majority whip.

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Armored vehicle operators form union, demand respect

The union's slogan is "United we bargain, divided we beg."

Arbitrator to two metal workers' unions: merge

A neutral arbitrator ordered the presidents of the Sheet Metal Workers and the United Transportation Union to resume talks on implementing the planned merger of the two unions, by Oct. 25.

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Eugene Debs: March together, vote together, fight together

Union organizer and strike leader, spellbinding orator, founder of the Socialist Party of America, five times a candidate for president, Eugene ­ Debs was all that and more.

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Jobs, not cuts! Unions join Occupy Chicago

CHICAGO - Unions and community groups organized a rousing finish to a week of actions on jobs and corporate greed.

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