June

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Today in labor history: Paterson silk strikers take to stage

Today in labor history, silk workers held a one-time performance of Paterson Strike Pageant at Madison Square Garden in 1913.

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Hoffa and Brown try to put brakes on Pacific trade pact

With the Obama administration moving ahead with negotiations with Pacific Rim nations, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Teamsters President James Hoffa teamed up.

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Today in history: Civil Rights Act signed

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a historic advance for all Americans.

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Today in labor history: Luddites rebel against substandard work conditions

Today in labor history, the Luddites (19th century textile workers) attacked the Heathcoat and Boden's Mill, responding to substandard workplace conditions.

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A win, a loss, and a toss-up for labor in Michigan

Labor won one, lost one, and had one key issue still up in the air in the latest action in the Republican-run Michigan legislature.

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Labor tries new tactic after defeat at Walmart

Civil rights groups and sympathetic lawmakers were prompted to draft legislation creating an alternative route for workers to get justice against Walmart.

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Texas janitors on strike

Many of the janitors employed by big corporations such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, Penzoil, Centerpoint Energy, and Reliant, do not make enough to provide food for their families.

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June 20: American Railway Union is founded in Chicago

It was the largest labor union of its time and one of the first industrial unions in the United States.

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Congress Hotel strikers on 9th anniversary: “We’re not going anyplace”

"We're not going anyplace, we're still here and we're going to be loud and proud at our protests!"

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June 19: workers, families occupy Akron, Youngstown, and Hawaii

Today in labor history ... an Occupy trio: 1934 first sit-down strike, 1937 Women's Day Massacre and 1953 four-day general strike in Hawaii.

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