Category: Features

Labor Day Remembered

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

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The Strength Behind Labor Day

Message from John R. Durso, President
Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW and the Long Island Federation of Labor/AFL-CIO

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Guatemalan-Refugee Teamster Fights Deportation

New York, NY – About 75 people rallied outside federal immigration authorities’ Manhattan offices Aug. 29 to demand the release of Eber Garcia-Vasquez, a Guatemalan refugee and Teamsters Local 813 member facing deportation after he was seized during a routine check-in Aug. 24.

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California Hospital Workers Unionize

Turlock, CA – Support-staff workers at Emanuel Medical Center here voted Aug. 22 to join the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West. The 265-55 vote came two weeks after

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Hurricane Harvey Stops Machinists’ Picket Line

Houston, TX – Hurricane Harvey, which caused flooding the National Weather Service called “beyond anything experienced” in the Houston metropolitan area, also forced striking at the Wyman-Gordon aircraft-parts plant to abandon their picket line Aug.

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