Post Tagged with: "labor rights"

New Feature Film About Cesar Chavez Premieres

A new feature film about legendary Farm Worker leader Cesar Chavez will debut March 28 in theaters nationwide, with fundraisers in California and Washington, D.C., the Farm Workers announced.  Details of the premieres are on the union’s website. Cesar Chavez, An American Hero, shows Chavez as leader of nonviolent protests, marches, strikes and unprecedented boycotts worldwide to gain union representation […]

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Lawmakers Unveil Bill to Hold Employers Responsible For Supervisors’ Sexual Harassment

Lawmakers Unveil Bill to Hold Employers Responsible For Supervisors’ Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON–A coalition of congressional Democrats, backed by much of organized labor,  introduced legislation on March 14 to hold employers responsible for their lower-level supervisors’ sexual harassment of workers on the job. The Fair Employment Protection Act would overturn a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that limits employer responsibility for sexual harassment.  The court said that if supervisors who direct employees’ […]

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Port Unions Rally In 10 Nations for 350 Teamsters Whom IKEA Locked Out In Canada

RICHMOND, B.C. —Port unions in 10 nations, including the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, demonstrated Dec. 17 against multinational furniture giant Ikea’s lockout of 350 Teamsters workers from its Richmond, British Columbia, store since May 13. The protests, arranged by the London-based International Transport Workers Federation, were in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Holland, Vancouver, B.C., Gothenburg, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, Kristiansand, Norway, Aarhus, […]

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Labor Sec. Perez Rouses AFL-CIO with Pro-Worker Stemwinder

Labor Sec. Perez Rouses AFL-CIO with Pro-Worker Stemwinder

New Labor Secretary Tom Perez virtually threw away his script at the AFL-CIO Convention in Los Angeles, with a stemwinding speech pledging worker protections, promising labor and the administration would do it together and with several blasts at corporate greed thrown in for good measure.

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Trumka Strongly Defends Including Outside Groups Into Labor Movement

LOS ANGELES —AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is strongly defending his plans to include outside groups – environmentalists, civil rights groups, women’s rights advocates, immigrants’ groups and more – in the labor movement, despite criticism from many unions. A group of unions, led by the Building Trades, extremely upset by Trumka’s plans to bring other progressive groups into the labor movement, […]

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Mine Workers to Vote on Settlement with Patriot Coal; Campaign Vs. Peabody Continues

ST. LOUIS —Some 1,800 active Mine Workers who toil in Kentucky and West Virginia for Patriot Coal – the financially creaky coal company that two bigger firms established six years ago to take retirees’ pensions and health care off their hands – will vote August 16 on a proposed settlement of their dispute with Patriot.

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