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Hundreds rally to support striking Laborers at Cretex

Arturo Sanchez is accustomed to working outside in all kinds of weather, making concrete products at Cretex Companies. He didn’t mind the hard work, he said, because he was earning a decent living and putting money into a pension plan for the day he would retire.

‘Almanac Trail’ Tour comes to town Thursday

In the summer of 1941, a musical group of labor activists known as The Almanac Singers climbed into a midnight blue Buick and blazed a trail across the USA, spreading the gospel of unionism and bringing folk music back to the people.

Hospital laundry workers go on strike

More than 240 members of Worker’s United Local 150 walked off the job from Health Systems Cooperative Laundries Monday in a strike over unfair labor practices, which include the company’s unilateral discontinuation of sick-day benefits.

Senate fills all five NLRB seats

Bringing to an end a long and bitter controversy, the Senate on Tuesday filled all five National Labor Relations Board seats with permanent members, ensuring the board can go ahead and govern worker-management relations for 85 million U.S. workers, most of them in the private sector.

Low-wage workers step up activism

Can you imagine earning 22 cents an hour – and trying to live on it? That’s what Goodwill Industries could pay disabled workers, the workers say in an on-line petition demanding decent wages from the charity.

Senate to vote this week on NLRB nominees

The Senate will vote this week on all five of President Obama’s nominees – three Democrats and two Republicans – for National Labor Relations Board seats, Senate Labor Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said.