April

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Boston unionists stepped up when bombs hit marathon

Police managed to peacefully disperse the massive crowd. Firefighters responded to the alarms with trucks, ambulances, EMTs, and specially trained union members.

 

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Environmental and union leaders say unity is a must

Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.

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Today in labor history: A. Phillip Randolph was born

Randolph played a leading role in the fight for civil and labor rights, from the 1930s through the 1960s.

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Today in labor history: Songwriter, activist Florence Reece is born

She is best known for having written the folk song "Which Side Are You On?," which she wrote at the age of twelve while her father was out on strike with other coal miners.

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Postal unions welcome continuation of Saturday deliveries

But the unions added saving Saturday is not enough.  Postal Workers President Cliff Guffey said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe still want to speed up mail sorting center closures.

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New Yorkers demonstrate for immigration reform

While Congress debates immigration reform, New Yorkers joined the thousands demonstrating in Washington D.C. yesterday with a local march.

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Unions and allies jam Capitol for immigration reform

The crowd demanded Congress pass legislation providing a path to citizenship and other legal rights for the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.

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Today in labor history: Immigrant rights mega marches sweep U.S.

Today in 2006, tens of thousands of immigrants demonstrated in 100 U.S. cities in a national day of action billed as a campaign for immigrants' dignity.

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Equal Pay Day wage gap still at 77 cents on the dollar

It took women on the job all of 2012 and every day of 2013 up until April 9 to earn the eqivalent that men earned in 2012 alone.

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Postal workers, customers save Saturday mail – for now

The United States Postal Service said Wednesday that it would delay its plan to cease delivery of first-class mail on Saturdays.

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