August

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Today in labor history: Women win right to vote, Women’s Equality Day declared

On Aug. 26, 1920, women finally won the right to vote when the necessary number of states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Oakland Airport concession workers win some, and keep up the fight

Dozens of workers at Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters walked the picket line outside Oakland Airport's Terminal 2.

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What do casinos and martial arts have in common?

The proxy war between the union and the UFC has brought the labor battle to national attention.

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GOP judge launches yet another assault on the NLRB

A Republican-named federal judge took another hack at the NLRB, ruling that President Obama illegally named its top enforcement officer.

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Fast food and retail workers to walk out nationwide Aug. 29

If you go to your local fast food joint, you may find something unusual: A picket line. If you want to show support, don't cross it.

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Union members swell the ranks of marchers in D.C.

"We have to be repetitive" on the issues Dr. King fought for, said Allen Silver, an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 100.

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Today in labor history: First African-American pilot recognized posthumously

Bullard was rejected by the U.S. Army Air Service because only white pilots were allowed to serve.

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Secretive Trans-Pacific ‘free trade’ deal threatens wages, jobs

Hundreds of activists marched through downtown Minneapolis on August 20 to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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NLRB judge: Firm’s ‘arbitration agreement’ with workers can’t ban appeals to board

The ban violates the worker's labor law rights, ALJ Melissa Olivero ruled on August 14 in a case involving Fort Lauderdale-based Everglades University.

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Today in labor history: Fisk University incorporated

On Aug. 22, 1867, Fisk University, one of the nation's most famous historically black colleges, was formally incorporated.

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