September

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Hyatt workers end weeklong strike with protest at ‘heat lamp hotel’

Hundreds of striking workers concluded their strike yesterday with a picket and protest at the Park Hyatt, which won notoriety when management there turned heat lamps on striking workers in July.

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Twitter chat puts spotlight on #unionwomen, Hyatt strikers

Unite Here and blogger Fem2pt0 hosted a lively and informative discussion on advantages for women in joining a union.

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Locked out sugar plant workers blame company for fires

Locked out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. are blaming fires at plants in Dayton, N.D., and in East Grand Forks, Minn., on untrained scabs hired to replace them.

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Thousands fill New York's Fifth Ave. to celebrate labor

On September 10, Labor Day, New York City's main thoroughfare, Fifth Avenue, was filled for 30 blocks with thousands of union families celebrating the labor movement.

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Retiree group working to get seniors to back Obama

The labor-backed Alliance for Retired Americans is gearing up for a tough battle - getting non-union retirees to vote for Barack Obama in 2012.

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Wildcat strikes called as West Coast port battle heats up

Hundreds of longshore workers marched on the port past security guards and then dumped grain after removing it from rail cars.

Communications workers target GOP

CWA launched a "Countdown to Shutdown" advertising campaign, sending flyers to 600,000 voters in 25 swing districts of Republican lawmakers on Aug. 30.

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Hotel workers animate San Francisco’s Labor Day

Hundreds of hotel workers and their supporters thronged through the heart of downtown Sept. 5, marking Labor Day with a lively, noisy march.

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Port workers spend Labor Day on picket line

LONGVIEW, Wash. - Embattled dockworkers marched on their picket lines, Labor Day weekend, standing tall against EGT, the international grain consortium that seeks to break the union at their huge new grain terminal in the Port of Longview.

From Wal-Mart to hot dogs, courts important for workers

So you still don't think courts are important to workers? Betty Dukes and Nolan Koewler can quickly set you straight.

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