July

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Today in labor history: United Farm Workers sign contract with Calif. grape industry

The contract covered 10,000 workers and provided seniority, hiring, and a medical plan. 

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Labor movement in for a major makeover

The labor movement, aiming to reverse decades of decline suffered under relentless attacks by the corporate-funded right wing, is headed for a major makeover. 

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Today in labor history: Farrell Dobbs born

Dobbs first became a pro-labor activist after witnessing the plight of workers during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

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Layoffs threaten fresh food program in Chicago

Documents uncovered by Unite Here, Local 1 indicate that 200 to 300 more lunchroom workers may be on the chopping block.

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California labor leader to replace Holt-Baker at AFL-CIO

California labor official Tefere Gebr will succeed Arlene Holt Baker as Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO.

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Senate to vote by July 31 on all five NLRB nominees

The Senate will vote during the week of July 29 on all five of President Obama's nominees.

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Today in labor history: Emma Lazarus born in 1849

Emma Lazarus, the poet who wrote "The New Colossus," was born July 22, 1849.

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Steelworkers oppose using Chinese steel for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Another local transit agency is repairing another big well-known U.S. bridge using Chinese steel, and thus not U.S. steel or steelworkers.

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Minimum wage workers teach economics to the economists

A working father with a high school education, Marvin was one of 18 minimum wage workers gathered at a South Side job center to discuss the need for higher pay.

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Today in labor history: Seattle Potlatch Riots

Much of the coverage in the local newspapers blamed the IWW for the attack and accused it for being a destabilizing force in the city.

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