April

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Republicans oppose even Obama’s GOP picks for labor board

Right-wing House Republicans schemed to hamstring the board and bring it to a dead halt.

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Chiquita paid terrorists to “protect” its plantations

A lawsuit by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed by Chiquita's right wing squads is working its way through federal court in Florida.

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Two big city mayors oppose paid sick leave

Two big-city mayors, New York's Michael Bloomberg and Philadelphia's Michael Nutter, are strongly opposing paid sick leave for private-sector workers in their cities.

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Today in labor history: Congress approves landmark WPA

On April 8, 1935, with the nation in the depths of the Depression, Congress voted to approve the Works Progress Administration.

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Job growth slowing down

The economy added just 88,000 new jobs in March while the official jobless rate dropped a tad to 7.6 percent from February's 7.7 percent.

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Today in labor history: Miners at Pittston strike

On this day in 1989, the United Mine Workers began their historic strike against Pittston Coal.

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Mid-air collision fear grows as control towers shut down

It's more than just jobs on the chopping block as air traffic control towers at 149 airports begin shutting down this month. 

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Strongsville teachers strike for quality education

Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.

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Today in labor history: N.J. mill strikers urged to keep fighting

Striking silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey were increasingly at odds with police, who repeatedly crushed their efforts to hold rallies.

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Today in labor history: Several major strikes happened

Hundreds of workers seeking higher pay and a nine-hour day gathered in the street near the Draper Corp. loom-making plant.

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