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Today in labor history: Medicare and Medicaid established

The ongoing fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid today from right-wing "reforms" is in sharp contrast to the victory of July 30, 1965.

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Union leaders and allies arrested at Capitol immigration protest

More than 40 immigrant rights, labor, faith, and other leaders were arrested today on Capitol Hill protesting against unjust immigration policies.

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Union volunteers dig up a Minnesota graveyard

A mile or so beyond the pavement down a gravel road, the historic Kriedler Cemetery lay nestled in between farm fields and showed the wear of time.

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Danny Glover blasts worker intimidation at Nissan

Nissan is in the news and again it's for the wrong reasons.

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Today in labor history: Daniel Defoe pilloried for defending dissent

Legend has it that Defoe's poem struck such a chord with the public that they threw flowers and drank to his health.

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Palermo’s agrees to reinstate eight fired workers

The company also has agreed to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election.

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Fast-food workers super-size protests in Missouri and elsewhere

"We deserve more, we deserve $15 and a union; we work hard and we deserve more money."

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For striking Laborers at Cretex, preserving pensions is key

"I've never stood up for anything in my life, but this is too much to give up."

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Feds review worker exposure to blood-borne pathogens

The federal government has opened a legally required review of a rule designed to cut or eliminate worker exposure to blood-borne illnesses.

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IBEW adds its voice to call for changes in Obamacare

The IBEW has called for a  change to the Affordable Care Act  so workers covered by multi-employer plans don't get hurt or lose coverage.

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