July

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AFL-CIO hits Obama’s postponement of employer health care mandate

The AFL-CIO is upset by the latest health care development: a one-year postponement of another key section, the employer mandate.

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United Food and Commercial Workers to rejoin AFL-CIO

The 1.3 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers union will rejoin the AFL-CIO at the union's annual convention in Chicago this August.

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Today in labor history: Mary McLeod Bethune born

Mary McLeod Bethune, one of our great civil rights leaders, was born July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents were former slaves.

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Davis-Bacon foes try new ploy: Change wage base

Workers' foes are trying a new tack: Change the wage base, to make the wages as low as possible.

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The rise of alt-labor: Innovative organizing is Netroots star

The rapidly growing trend in innovative organizing among non-unionized and low-wage workers was showcased at several panels at this year's Netroots Nation conference.

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Long Beach caregivers strike for safer working conditions

Mental health caregivers at La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach, California went on five-day strike last week to protest unfair labor practices.

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Today in labor history: Jobs slashed throughout U.S.

The job losses occurred in nearly every sector of the economy, but manufacturing and construction businesses were hit particularly hard.

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Today in labor history: Streetcar strike births po’ boy sandwich

Some 1,100 streetcar workers strike in New Orleans on July 1, 1929, spurring the creation of the po' boy sandwich.

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The labor movement is talking - is the left listening?

All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.

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Unions call for National Infrastructure Bank

Rebuilding the U.S.' decaying infrastructure to also counteract climate change will produce good middle class jobs and grow the economy.

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