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Unions Angered By Postal Service’s Staples Outlets

The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency’s unions.

01/20/2014

Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on July 29, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Unions Helping Non-Union Fast-Food Workers Hold Strikes In Effort To Boost Declining Membership

With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative — and some say more desperate — to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout.

08/02/2013

Some labor unions that initially backed President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the plan that could hurt their members. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Longtime Supporters Of Health Care Overhaul, Some Unions Frustrated By New Unexpected Costs

Some labor unions that initially backed President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the plan that could hurt their members.

05/24/2013

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Study: 150 Americans Die Each Day From Job-Related Injuries, Diseases

A new report reveals that 150 Americans die each day from job-related injuries or illnesses.

05/08/2013

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Court Strikes Down Federal Rule Requiring Millions Of Businesses To Put Up Posters Informing Workers Of Right To Form Union

In another blow to the nation’s dwindling labor unions, an appeals court on Tuesday struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.

05/08/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Daimler Detroit Diesel engine plant on Dec. 10, 2012 in Redford, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Michigan Right-To-Work Bill ‘The Right To Work For Less Money’

Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling.

12/11/2012

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Unions Flexed Muscles In State Campaigns

From California to Maine, unions used their political muscle in the recent elections to help install Democratic governors, build labor-friendly majorities in state legislatures and defeat ballot initiatives against them.

11/20/2012

President Barack Obama delivers a speech during a Labor Day event sponsored by the Metro Detroit Central Labor Council on Sept. 5, 2011 in Detroit, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Unions Spend Tens Of Millions To Get Obama, Dems Elected

When Maggie Hassan won the New Hampshire governor’s race last week, it wasn’t just a victory for her fellow Democrats.

11/19/2012

(Photo: Publicity shots of Dick Devos, union opponent, and James P. Hoffa, union organizer)

Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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