January

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Today in black history: First black quarterback inducted into NFL Hall of Fame

He won five Grey Cups, and is notable for helping to erase the prejudice within the world of sports that black quarterbacks could not succeed in professional football.

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Unions: Senate postal overhaul would axe 100,000 workers

The latest Postal Service overhaul bill, which stalled after the relevant Senate committee started work on it on Jan. 29, would axe 100,000 jobs.

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Today in labor history: The International Labor Organization founded

After the devastation of WWI, a commission was established to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice, and the ILO was founded.

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Connecticut child care providers voting on their first union contract

Home child care workers in Connecticut are poised to win their first union contract, with a vote count scheduled for Feb. 14.

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Housing is key to solving jobs crisis

Our country is plagued by a severe jobs crisis. The crisis is on-going and the longer it lasts, the larger the number of permanently unemployed.

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Many hoping for pro-worker State of the Union

President Obama is expected to call for an increase in the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour during next Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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Boeing contract a key issue in Machinists rerun election

Controversy over the narrowly ratified eight-year contract extension between the Machinists and Boeing will be a key issue.

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Trumka adds infrastructure to AFL-CIO legislative priority list

Richard Trumka is adding reconstruction of U.S. infrastructure - and creation of tens of thousands of well-paying jobs doing so - to the federation's priority list.

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Puerto Rican teachers strike to oppose attack on pensions

Thousands of elementary and secondary school teachers in Puerto Rico carried out a two day strike to protest a raid on their pension plans.

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Autoworkers president identifies the real “enemy”

The social compact is gone, said UAW president Bob King, yesterday in Detroit. "And if we want a growing middle class again, we need to restore it."

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