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Today in labor history: Football players begin two-day strike

The strike was ultimately a victory, earning a further $11 million in pensions and benefits.

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Governor helps force Con Ed into an agreement

Con Ed was forced back to the bargaining table to reach a tentative new contract with Utility Workers Local 1-2, which represents the electric firm's 8,500 workers.

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Today in labor and people’s history: Medicare and Medicaid established

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.

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Trumka steps up support for locked out sugar workers

The labor movement will escalate the campaign to push for an end to American Crystal Sugar's year-long lockout of 1,300 workers.

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Today in labor history: Formation of Alliance for Labor Action

On this day, the United Autoworkers and the Teamsters formed the national trade union center, Alliance for Labor Action.

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Global boycott of Hyatt hotels underway

A global boycott of Hyatt hotels was launched today at a press conference.

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Today in labor history: Anarchist fails to kill steel magnate

Alexander Berkman took a shot at and stabbed but failed to kill Henry Clay Frick, the steel magnate.

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Janitors strike in Houston spreads to eight cities

Tomorrow the Houston janitors' strike, now in its second week, will spread to eight cities across the country. The strike has garnered significant national support.

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Maine lobstermen stop work

"Enough." That's what lobstermen along the Maine coast are saying in unison.

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Workers bashed in Pennsylvania

In one of the most extreme cases of worker bashing to balance a budget, the mayor unilaterally cut the wages of city workers to the $7.25 hourly federal minimum.

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