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Striking local members of the United Steelworkers make their demands known – by projecting them on to the side of an Asarco facility in Hayden after going on strke against the company’s facilities in Arizona and Texas.

Union officials said there were no talks Wednesday between them and Asarco, as a strike against the copper mining, smelting and refining company by about 1,775 workers in Arizona and Texas entered its third day. Read more»

Educators are fighting reforms they say won't address the education system's real problems: inadequate budgets and endemic corruption. Read more»

Re-enactment of the Battle of Picacho Pass in March.

Now it's a place for hiking or to stop at Dairy Queen but 150 years ago Sunday, it was the site of a small but violent engagement between Union and Confederate troops. Read more» 1

Richard Chavez shows off the first-ever union labeled grapes in 1970.

Richard Chávez, who joined his brother César Chávez to help form the United Farm Workers and fought for the rights of migrants, died Wednesday afternoon from complications following a surgery in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital. He was 81. (with videos) Read more»

Employees interested in forming a union in Arizona may find the process a little lengthier after voters approved a proposition requiring a secret ballot vote. Read more»

Hotel workers struck against San Francisco hotels in April.

Americans have expressed positive attitudes toward unions for as long as pollsters have been asking, and for decades approval of labor unions has hovered around 60%. But starting in 2009 public opinion toward labor unions dropped. Why? Read more»

For those who grouse that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs from U.S. citizens and legal residents, the United Farm Workers of America has a challenge: Apply to be a farm worker. Read more»

The City Council voted 6-0 Wednesday to drop further consideration of new overtime rules that would require 40 hours of on the job work before an employee could earn overtime pay. Read more»