August

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St. Louis fast food workers fight discrimination

St. Louis fast-food chains - among others across the nation - are attempting to intimidate low-wage activists, as they gear up for the nationwide strike. planned for this Thursday, August 29.

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Given three years to live, he fights to save co-workers

OSHA announced a new proposed federal rule - long pushed by the Steelworkers and other unions - to cut down worker exposure to silica. OSHA estimated the rule would prevent 700 deaths yearly.

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Miners' protest against Peabody continues despite settlement

The union is continuing its fight for retired miners and their families in the courts, in Congress and through community action.

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It's official: UFCW formally rejoins AFL-CIO

Citing the AFL-CIO's new dynamism and activism, UFCW formally rejoined the labor federation on August 8, leaving Change To Win, but not its organizing institute.

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Today in labor history: California school workers organize union

On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.

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SEIU, AFT join coalition to stop job discrimination vs. gays

"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."

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Today in labor history: The murder of Frank Little

August 1, 1917: After organizing a strike against the Anaconda Copper Company, Frank Little was dragged by six masked men from his Butte, Mont., hotel room and hung from a railroad trestle.