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Union Approves Labor Pact With General Motors

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 3:31 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Auto Workers labor union has approved a new four-year contract with General Motors, the largest U.S. car manufacturer. The deal covers more than 48,000 workers at GM, and could set a precedent for the union’s upcoming negotiations with two other U.S. automakers, Ford and Chrysler. While most U.S. labor union agreements with corporations […]

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Dozens of Chinese Children Rescued from Slave Labor

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in China say they have rescued 30 developmentally disabled children who were being used as slave labor at illegal brick factories. Some of those rescued from the factories in Henan province have disabilities so severe they cannot tell police where they come from. Eight people have been arrested in the case, including a 14-year-old […]

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Obama Previews Jobs Plan Ahead of Speech to Congress

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 6:36 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has praised American workers on the country’s Labor Day holiday, while calling on his opponents to join him in supporting new spending to fix roads and bridges and extend a national payroll tax cut. The president made his comments Monday during a speech before a friendly audience in Michigan. The state […]

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On US Labor Day, Obama Calls for New Worker Aid

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama praised American workers on the country’s Labor Day holiday, while calling on political opponents to join him in supporting new spending to fix roads and bridges and to extend a national payroll tax cut. The president appeared Monday before a cheering group of union workers in auto industry hub of Detroit, […]

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In US, a Labor Day Short on Celebration

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Monday is the Labor Day holiday in the United States, the country’s traditional salute to workers that this year finds the nation struggling with persistent high unemployment and stagnant job growth. Labor Day has been officially recognized in the U.S. since 1894, and over the years has often been celebrated as the last of the […]

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BBC Journalists on Second 24-Hour Strike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Many journalists at the British Broadcasting Corporation are taking part in their second 24-hour strike within weeks. Members of Britain’s National Union of Journalists began their strike to protest compulsory layoffs early Monday, just after midnight. The journalists’ union says the BBC is not willing “to engage in finding reasonable resolutions” for those forced to […]

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BBC Journalists on Second 24-Hour Strike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Many journalists at BBC are taking part in their second 24-hour strike within weeks. Members of the Britain’s National Union of Journalists began their strike to protest compulsory layoffs early Monday, just after midnight. The journalists’ union says the British broadcaster is not willing “to engage in finding reasonable resolutions” for those forced to leave. […]

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BBC Journalists on Second 24-Hour Strike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Many journalists at BBC are taking part in their second 24-hour strike this month. Members of the Britain’s National Union of Journalists began their strike to protest compulsory layoffs early Monday, just after midnight. The journalists’ union says the British broadcaster is not willing “to engage in finding reasonable resolutions” for those forced to leave. […]

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Report: Burmese Prisoners Pressed into Front Lines of Ethnic Conflicts

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights advocates are accusing the Burmese army of using prison inmates as porters on the front lines of its conflict with ethnic militias. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch and the Burmese-based ethnic Karen Human Rights Group released a joint report Wednesday detailing the alleged abuses, which they describe as war crimes. The report is based […]

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Report: Burmese Prisoners Pressed into Front Lines of Ethnic Conflicts

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:22 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights advocates are accusing the Burmese army of using prison inmates as porters on the front lines of its conflict with ethnic militias. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch and the Burmese-based ethnic Karen Human Rights Group released a joint report Wednesday detailing the alleged abuses, which they describe as war crimes. The report is based […]

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