April

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May Day, a day for international labor solidarity

What made May 1st special was the broad cross section of Michigan labor and faith leaders who proudly celebrated May Day.

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6,000 miners rally in fight for pensions

"We are going to stand up, fight back and go to jail for our members - and that is something Peabody can't buy."

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ExxonMobil threatens to lock out union workers

ExxonMobil's flat refusal to deal with safety issues at the largest refinery in the U.S. in Baytown, Texas has led the oil firm to threaten to lock out its 850 union employees.

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OSHA marks Workers Memorial Day by focus on contract workers

"Many of those killed and injured are temporary workers who often perform the most dangerous jobs and are not receiving the training and protective measures required."

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May Day 2013: Workers march all over the world

May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.

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Austin cabbies affiliate with AFL-CIO

Today in Austin, Texas, the National Taxi Workers Alliance granted its first local chapter charter since it joined the AFL-CIO.

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Students and pizza workers unite!

The University of Wisconsin at Madison has been at the center of an ongoing dispute between workers rights activists and the Palermo's frozen pizza company.

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Today in labor history: Report on equal pay for women

The special representative to the National War Labor Board issued a report setting forth provisions respecting wage rates for women working in war industries.

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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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