October

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California car wash workers win union contract

On Tuesday, workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, Calif. reached a contract, becoming the first-ever Southern California car wash to unionize, reported the AFL-CIO.

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.

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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!

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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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Unions to GOP: "You’re next on the unemployment lines!”

National labor leaders are telling GOP lawmakers to stop playing partsian games on the question of jobs and that come Nov., 2012, Republicans will be next on the unemployment lines.

Unionists lobby vs. trade pacts

Unionists face uphill odds in battling against so-called U.S. "free trade" pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.

Occupy Chicago and labor join in taking aim at Wall Street (with video)

Occupy Chicago protesters adopted two official demands: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and prosecute "Wall Street Criminals."

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California hotel ordered to shell out $36,000 in back pay

An Embassy Suites hotel was found guilty of denying required paid rest breaks to seven of its workers, and has been ordered to pay each of them about $5,000.