December

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Unions hit GOP on Sandy aid

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka termed Boehner's decision "a slap in the face." Others were more caustic.

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Today in labor history: Starving farmers demand food

In the depths of the Great Depression, some 500 farmers marched into the town of England, Ark., to demand food for their starving families.

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Courts remain key to advancing workers’ rights

If you think courts aren't important to workers, then unions in Wisconsin, Alaska and Texas have a blunt message for you: Wrong.

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Today in labor history: Farm workers on trial

On this day in 1830, the trial of nearly 350 agricultural workers began in England.

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Today in labor history: FDR lifts internment of Japanese Americans

President Roosevelt lifted the "military-necessary exclusion" of Japanese Americans from the West Coast, marking the beginning of the end of a shameful chapter of U.S. history.

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AFL-CIO calls for universal voter registration

The labor movement has added its voice to the demands for voting reform that are sweeping the nation.

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Today in labor history: Samuel Gompers dies at the age of 74

Gompers died December 13, 1924. He served as president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 to his death.

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Missourians: Real deficit is the jobs deficit

"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.

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Signed in secret, Michigan law takes effect in April

The "right to work for less" law can be overturned.

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Union reps warn of “devastating” budget cuts

The unions and their allies have launched campaigns against the budget cutting ideas, contacting lawmakers both in D.C. and at home.

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