December

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2013: Year of the bold new labor movement

This year organized labor joined with community, civil rights and other organizations and, together, they fashioned themselves into a new movement.

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Tell Congress to extend unemployment benefits now!

In addition to the 1.3 million who will be immediately cut off, an additional 3.6 million people will lose benefits in the coming year unless Congress acts.

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Port workers in 10 nations taking on IKEA

Port unions in 10 nations demonstrated against multinational furniture giant Ikea's lockout of 350 Teamsters workers.

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Today in labor history: Operation PUSH founded

Eventually the organization was able to expand into areas of social and political development for blacks in Chicago and across the nation.

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Eugene Debs: Dreaming of a red Christmas

It's worthwhile to remember Christmas 1921, the day that arguably the most successful socialist in American history, Eugene Debs, was released from prison.

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Community to casino: Stop harassing your workers!

Clergy and community leaders from Chicago and the northwest suburbs delivered a petition today signed by 33 allies supporting employees at the Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

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D.C. Council votes to support minimum wage hike to $11.50

The vote comes on the heels of two Maryland suburbs minimum wage increase votes.

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Union women call for freedom of Cuban 5

The five Cubans referred to in the resolution were arrested in 1998 and convicted following a controversial trial for monitoring Miami-based groups planning terrorist actions in Cuba.

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Amazon workers battle their bosses in Seattle and Germany

Thus far, Amazon's anti-union bias has thwarted any attempts by its U.S. warehouse workers to have a union.

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Today in labor history: Beethoven’s music belongs to all of us

He was a brilliant pianist and one of the most famous and influential of all composers.

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