June

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House GOP unveils two more anti-NLRB, anti-union bills

The radical right GOP majority on the House Education and the Workforce Committee continued its anti-worker crusade.

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Teamsters voting on UPS pacts

Teamsters are voting on new contracts with UPS. They cover 250,000 workers, making them the largest private-sector bargaining agreements in the U.S.

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Anti-union greed the killer in Philly building collapse

Six people who died here June 5 have been described as being "of different backgrounds and classes."

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Target stores the target of two-day strike

Workers who clean Target and other retail stores in the Twin Cities held a two-day strike.

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Today in labor history: Kennedy signs bill to overcome sexism in pay

On this day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy passed the Equal Pay Act aimed at eliminating unequal pay for women.

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Teachers march against “teach to the test”

Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.

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May jobless rate at 7.6 percent

But the alleged business job creation rate is not enough to make a positive dent in the number of jobless, which was 11.8 million in May.

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Today in labor history: James Meredith shot

On this day in 1966, civil rights activist James Meredith was shot while leading the March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson.

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Dark day for journalism: Sun Times “deletes” photo department

Twenty-eight photojournalists were out the door in a blink; it was as if they pushed a button and deleted a whole culture.

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House GOP defeated again on prevailing wages

By a 231-192 tally, yet another House Republican move to trash workers' rights and incomes went down the drain on June 4.

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