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IBEW, ATenamp;T Agree to One-Year Contract Extension

By Ruth Needleman

The approach of U.S. unions to global trade has often been contradictory, caught between the impulse for international solidarity and the urgent desire to save jobs at home.

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By Theresa Moran

The Chicago Teachers Union steps closer to a strike as it prepares to vote today on an arbitrator’s recommendations for the contract dispute with “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel.

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By Mike Parker

The focus of political organizing has to be identifying, reducing, and then eliminating corporate control and power. But if national unions can’t be counted on to be the solid center of an anti-corporate movement, how do we get there?

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by Olivia Rosane

Service Employees 1199 New England is striking five Connecticut nursing homes to defend contracts against sweeping concessions.

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By Jenny Brown

In Indianapolis, hotel workers hired through a temp agency are denouncing a blacklist that prevents them from getting jobs directly with city hotels. Organizing with UNITE HERE, they've filed suit.

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New Campaign to Refocus National Debate on Economic Opportunity and Middle-Class Rights

By Dawn Tefft

Wisconsin unions were denied a lengthy mourning of last month's recall results when immigrant workers at Palermo’s Pizza factory walked out to demand recognition. Their strike is galvanizing the Milwaukee labor community.

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By Rand Wilson

When the next opportunity for labor law reform arrives, union membership will be smaller and our political clout even more diminished. If we are to succeed, future reform proposals must be wrapped in a broader mantle that will appeal to all workers.

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by Carl Finamore

It surprised many when the National Union of Healthcare Workers—a quintessential service sector union—announced in February its intent to affiliate with the Machinists, which has an extensive industrial union history. An interview with three principal players delves into the thinking behind the match.

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