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Thousands Rally at City Hall on Historic May Day

Thousands joined New York City’s leading labor unions, and immigrant and community organizations for a massive rally in lower Manhattan to commemorate May Day, a historic day to commemorate worker and labor rightsSponsored by the Labor Rights, Immigrant Rights, and Jobs for All Coalition, the rally demanded an increase in the minimum wage; fair contracts for city employees; putting a halt to unjust deportations and enacting national immigration reform and the New York State DREAM Act; and…See More
May 2
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Special Msg from LabourStart Canada re: Korea Railway Strike

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here’s something you can do to mark the day. As I write this hundreds of riot police have surrounded the temple where the leaders of the Korean rail workers union have been seeking refuge.  By taking just a few seconds out of your holiday you can tell the Korean government that, even today, the world is watching.  And you can tell tens of thousands of workers that you agree: the right to strike is a basic human right. Just go HERE to send your solidarity…See More
Dec 25, 2013
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ALEC Protest August 8, 2013 in Chicago

JOIN US: Let’s “Welcome” ALEC to Chicago Thursday, August 8, 2013, Noon Outside the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603 We will gather outside the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 40th Anniversary Conference, to expose them and their dangerous agenda that exploits working and middle class families, while protecting major corporations and CEOs. ALEC is behind some of the worst state level legislation. Their rap sheet includes, but is not limited to: 71…See More
Aug 2, 2013
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Jewish Labor Committee opposes Irish Teacher Union’s academic boycott of Israel

April 9, 2013, New York - The Jewish Labor Committee is committed to a fair, just and negotiated peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  We strongly believe that a two-state solution is key to that outcome.  Motion 241, the resolution passed on April 4 by the Teachers Union of Ireland, that calls for an academic boycott of Israel, requesting its members “to cease all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel, including the exchange of scientists, students and academic…See More
Apr 9, 2013
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Patriot Coal Miners ask: "Who's Going to Stand for Me?"

by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan SmithThis is a call for environmentalists and other critics of coal to come to the aid of America's miners.Whenever government protection of workers health and safety or the environment rears its ugly head, America's coal companies are quick to portray themselves as the coal miners' best friends.  They are ever ready to come to the aid of what they portray as workers threatened by environmentalists and government regulators dedicated to destroying miners' jobs at…See More
Mar 22, 2013
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Mar 22, 2013
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Tell Congress: "Don't Dismantle the Postal Service"

The Postal Service's plan to end Saturday mail is an attack on the future of this great institution, on the customers who need it, and on the employees who support it! The American people depend on Saturday delivery to keep us connected and to facilitate our business. Eliminating a day of delivery will hit rural communities, small businesses, and senior citizens the hardest.This isn't a change the American people want or that the Postal Service needs.Make your voice heard!Join the March 24th…See More
Mar 21, 2013
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Workers from Abroad Strike in Pennsylvania

Imagine living in an unfinished basement, sleeping on bunk beds with eight strangers. Imagine being forced to work 25-hour shifts at minimum wage and having to hand your paycheck over to your landlord. Imagine getting grease burns up and down your arms and not having access to a doctor. Now, imagine you’ve paid thousands of dollars to be treated this way.For a group of cultural exchange students working at a McDonald’s in Harrisburg, PA, they say this is reality.Last week, this courageous group…See More
Mar 13, 2013
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Chipotle signs agreement with CIW to join Fair Food Program!

Chipotle signs agreement with CIW to join Fair Food Program!From left to right, the CIW's Oscar Otzoy, Chipotle's Chris Arnold, and the CIW's Gerardo Reyes, joined in the background by student and faith allies, at today's signing ceremony at Chipotle's Denver headquarters.From the joint press release:(Note: With the signing of today's agreement, all plans for this weekend's action in Denver are CANCELLED)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContacts:Chris ArnoldChipotle Mexican Grill303.222.5912…See More
Oct 5, 2012
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UK's Teachers Show Solidarity With Chicago's Teachers Strike

To: All National Executive Members, local and negotiating secretaries Dear Colleagues Teachers in Chicago have been involved in their first strike for over 25 years concerning changes to their pay and conditions. Over 26,000 teachers and other related professionals are involved in the strike which has continued into a second day following a breakdown in talks with the Chicago authorities. In a dispute that has strong parallels with the NASUWT’s Standing Up For Standards campaign, teachers…See More
Sep 13, 2012
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Contribute to the Chicago Teachers Union Solidarity Fund

The Chicago Teachers Union is currently on the front lines of a fight to defend public education. On one side the 30,000 members of the CTU have called for a contract that includes fair compensation, meaningful job security for qualified teachers, smaller class sizes and a better school day with Art, Music, World Language and appropriate staffing levels to help our neediest students.On the other side, the Chicago Board of Education—which is managed by out of town reformers and Broad Foundation…See More
Sep 5, 2012
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AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report: A Very Slow Recovery

AAUP1133 Nineteenth St., NW, Suite 200Washington, DC 20036Officially, the Great Recession ended almost three years ago. Unfortunately for many, the improvements in the economics of higher education are barely noticeable. This academic year is the third in a historic low period for full-time faculty salaries, which failed to meet the rate of inflation again this year. Some who work in part-time faculty positions have justifiably criticized the lack of information about their situation, even as…See More
Apr 9, 2012
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Longshore workers name Occupy Movement as crucial in settlement with EGT

Coordinated action by West Coast Occupys proves effective as ILWU Local 21 ratifies contract Longview, WA (February 11, 2012) – On Friday, members of the ILWU and the labor community named the Occupy Movement as key to the settlement reached Thursday between ILWU Local 21 and the Export Grain Terminal (EGT). The contract finally provides for the use of ILWU labor in the grain terminal at the Port of Longview. After staging the December 12 port shutdowns in solidarity with Local 21, the West…See More
Feb 14, 2012
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Tell your legislator to oppose the disenfranchisement of voters and that you will be ready to vote against this latest attack on Americans.

Have you heard about the latest attacks on not just workers, but voters? Voter suppression laws are surfacing in state capitols across the country to try and limit access to the polls in upcoming elections. Voter suppression laws intimidate eligible voters and weaken democracy. Tell your legislator to oppose the disenfranchisement of voters and that you will be ready to vote against this latest…See More
Jun 1, 2011
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Apr 22, 2011
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Apr 8, 2011

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Thousands Rally at City Hall on Historic May Day

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Thousands joined New York City’s leading labor unions, and immigrant and community organizations for a massive rally in lower Manhattan to commemorate May Day, a historic day to commemorate worker and labor rights

Sponsored by the Labor Rights, Immigrant Rights, and Jobs for All Coalition, the rally demanded an increase in the minimum wage; fair contracts for city employees; putting a halt to unjust deportations and enacting national immigration reform and the…

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Special Msg from LabourStart Canada re: Korea Railway Strike

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 14:10 0 Comments

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here’s something you can do to mark the day.

 

As I write this hundreds of riot police have surrounded the temple where the leaders of the Korean rail workers union have been seeking refuge.  By taking just a few seconds out of your holiday you can tell the Korean government that, even today, the world is watching.  And you can tell tens of thousands of workers that you agree: the right to strike is a basic human right.

 

Just go HERE…

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ALEC Protest August 8, 2013 in Chicago

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 1:00 0 Comments

JOIN US: Let’s “Welcome” ALEC to Chicago

Thursday, August 8, 2013, Noon



Outside the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603



We will gather outside the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 40th Anniversary Conference, to expose them and their dangerous agenda that exploits working and middle class families, while protecting major corporations and CEOs.



ALEC is behind some of the worst state level legislation.



Their…

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Jewish Labor Committee opposes Irish Teacher Union’s academic boycott of Israel

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 22:24 0 Comments

April 9, 2013, New York - The Jewish Labor Committee is committed to a fair, just and negotiated peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  We strongly believe that a two-state solution is key to that outcome.  Motion 241, the…

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