September

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Dock, maritime workers making significant unity moves

In the latest effort to strengthen labor's hand in the global economy, West Coast dockworkers this month welcomed pilots at the Panama Canal into their union. And longshore unions on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are forging new ties.

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Washington state unions see arrests on docks as part of pattern

The arrests union officers and the wives and mothers of 10 longshoremen are seen by union members here as part of a major assault underway against this state's labor movement.

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Oklahoma labor commissioner calls public workers “feral hogs”

The ideology expressed by Costello and his ilk is dangerously close to the rhetoric of eugenicists, the pre-Nazi pseudo-scientific movement.

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Jersey casino fights labor board

At issue is the hotel's court challenge to NLRB's certification of the United Auto Workers to represent the casino's full and part-time dealers.

Unions, not "right to work" laws, bring back an automaker

The labor movement is a key part of a recently successful effort to get a company to build a plant here that will produce diesel/electric vehicles.

Does outsourcing save government money?

Contracting out federal jobs to the private sector  wastes billions of dollars, a new study shows.

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Farmworker rights bill awaits Calif. gov’s signature

Now awaiting California Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is a bill to greatly strengthen the rights of the state's 400,000 farmworkers.

400 union women at confab demand equality and union rights

Over 400 union women came to the Coalition of Labor Union Women's 16th Biennial Convention in Orlando, September 7-10, to demand equality and to defend union rights. The women came from many different unions to speak in one voice for working women.

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After elections, Guatemala turns right

Guatemala held presidential and parliamentary elections Sept. 12 and, as expected, the far right was the biggest winner.

Postal unions, postal service collide over layoff scheme, health care cuts

The nation's postal unions and the U.S. Postal Service's management have collided over management's latest plan to close what it says is a yawning deficit: mass layoffs, violating union contracts, and cuts in health care.

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