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Denver area grocery workers vote down contract

Grocery workers in the Denver-area have shot down a new five-year contract proposal from King Soopers in an overwhelming vote. Voting continued Tuesday for workers in Colorado Springs and today for workers in Pueblo.

New ILO study emphasizes possible impact of global economic crisis on forced labour

Brussels, 12 May 2009: The ITUC has welcomed a new ILO Global Report on forced labour worldwide, which will be submitted to the ILO’s annual International Labour Conference in Geneva in June.

Ronald Reagan reaches out from his grave, ties up National Labor Relations Board

The “Gipper” apparently knew what he was doing when he stacked the federal courts with young right-wing lawyers back in the 1980s. The now old right-wing judges are still on their benches and are busy, these days, doing whatever they can to slow the advance of the labor and progressive movements.

Unnatural disasters: Auto crisis highlights need to save pensions

The grave situation facing the auto industry is bringing into sharp focus the sorry state in which the Bush regime left our nation’s entire retiree security structure. A recent New York Times piece highlights the pro-corporate bias that has permeated the “mainstream” media’s coverage of this crisis.

New website highlights labors art heritage

For nearly 30 years, the Labor Heritage Foundation has worked to preserve and promote knowledge of the cultural heritage of the American worker through the arts, including music, poetry, written works, theater and artistic works.

10,000 flight attendants at Southwest voting on new contract

The nearly 10,000 flight attendants at Southwest Airlines—members of Transportation Workers (TWU) Local 556—are voting on a new four-year agreement that includes a number of improvements, including pay raises.

Nigeria: Maritime union holds conference despite attack

Despite last Friday's bloody attack on their secretariat by suspected hoodlums, members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), will tomorrow hold their national delegates conference to elect a new set of officials to run the affairs of their union for the next four years.

GUINEA-BISSAU: Teachers strike over non-pay

BISSAU (IRIN) -- Intermittent teacher strikes that have disrupted the school year since October 2008 are on again as most of the country’s teachers went on strike on 19 March over salary arrears, according to the Union of Teachers.

Trade unions to G20: Half measures will not fix broken global economy

Brussels, 23 March 2009 (ITUC OnLine): In a worldwide push for action by G20 governments to pull the global economy out of recession and chart a new course for job creation, financial regulation and global governance, trade unions across the world are today delivering a common set of demands to their national governments. The five-point union plan, which includes detailed policy proposals, sets out the actions needed to tackle the crisis and build a fairer and more sustainable world economy for the future.

Rush Limbaugh joins CEOs with anti-Employee Free Choice threats

CLEVELAND – The labor movement here is actively mobilizing to support the Employee Free Choice Act, which would weaken the ability of companies to intimidate workers from joining a union.

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