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  • Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

    CHICAGO (AP) — A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody. The protest, one of a number across the country, included...

  • AFL-CIO rolls out 'Koch Sisters' campaign

    The new faces of the Left's ongoing campaign against conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch are a pair of middle-aged women who share the last name "Koch."

  • Judge: Michigan teachers can exit union anytime

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state's right-to-work law that took effect last year. The administrative law judge, Julia Stern,...

  • Fast-food workers striking for wage increase

    SEIU expected protests to be held in 150 cities.

  • Michigan teachers union told to allow members to resign

    In three separate rulings Tuesday an administrative law judge said the teachers' union was unfairly restricting its members' rights under the state's new right-to-work law.

  • DOJ pays 4,000 employees to do union work at taxpayer expense

    Two dozen $165,000-a-year Immigration Court judges are on the federal payroll under the government's "official time" program, allowing them to do union work on government time.

  • East Allegheny, Pa., teachers become second to strike

    MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off the job as the new school year begins, while contract talks continue in scores of other districts. Negotiations between the East Allegheny...

  • Money trail connects watchdog group CREW to the for-profit colleges it defended

    When the Left started going after for-profit colleges, it was noteworthy that CREW took the opposing side â€" a forthcoming report by the Center for Consumer Freedom helps to explain why. 

  • Union launches Obamacare accountability website

    Obamacare still needs some fixes until it reaches what Unite Here calls its "full potential," and the union wants to make sure that those happen.

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food...

  • Obama pushes minimum wage in Wisconsin trip

    A deeply polarized state, Wisconsin has been the epicenter of a major fight in recent years over the power of government workers' unions with a highly competitive governor's race this fall.

  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    Make that Labor Day barbecue a union-made feast, says the AFL-CIO, which provides a list of labor-made hot dogs, beer and ice cream.

  • Labor dismay: AFL-CIO boss says unions too small to make a difference

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says that the shrinking labor movement is "in crisis."

  • Minnesota union victory reflects the sorry state of organized labor in America

    SEIU may have won a round, but worker awareness and further court challenges could, one hopes, turn these unseemly benefit-skimming operations into a thing of the past.

  • Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications workers in northern New England say they knew concessions were in the offing going into labor negotiations with two unions. But they say the telecommunications company isn't playing fair. The more than 1,700 International Brotherhood of Electrical...



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