April

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Obama budget seeks more funding for job retraining

But, in a tight budget environment for domestic programs and with House Republicans' hostility towards workers, there appear to be long odds against the success of his plan.

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Hyatt says it won’t put a housekeeper on its board

Instead, Hyatt Hotels announced its nomination of a longtime financial executive and McDonald's Board Member, Cary McMillan, to join its board of directors.

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Labor's stance on immigrant workers has changed, says Trumka

"When people use the word "immigrant" as an insult or as a way to degrade people - I take it personally."

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Today in labor history: Army seizes Montgomery Ward HQ

On the orders of President Roosevelt, the U.S. Army seized the Chicago headquarters of the unionized Montgomery Ward & Co. after management twice defied the NLRB.

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Chicago retail and fast food workers rally for $15

Hundreds of Chicago's retail and fast food workers rallied at St. James Cathedral last night after having walked off their jobs early in the day.

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Today in labor history: SCLC's Ralph Abernathy and 100 workers arrested

The workers were protesting at the South Carolina Medical College Hospital demanding wage increases and union recognition.

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Protests force feds to back down on airplane knives

Union protests forced the Obama administration's TSA to yank its plan to let airplane passengers bring small knives aboard planes.

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Chicago fast food and retail workers walk out

They've dubbed their push The Fight for $15 campaign after their aim of winning $15 an hour for workers.

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Another Bangladesh factory collapse: Hundreds of casualties

Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.

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Today in labor history: Irish launch “Easter Rising”

The Irish Republican Brotherhood launched the "Easter Rebellion," an armed uprising against oppressive British rule.

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