June

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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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Unions say Senate must act to fill court vacancies

Richard Trumka said the Senate should "move expeditiously" to approve Obama's nominees for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for DC.

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Brooklyn Cablevision dodges ruling by going after NLRB

Brooklyn Cablevision workers voted to join the CWA and make it their bargaining representative. They've been in negotiations for a fair contract ever since then, with no success.

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Union leaders question proposed U.S.-Europe ‘free trade’ pact

Union leaders from the U.S. and Europe are questioning the value and safeguards for workers in a proposed "free trade" pact between the world's two largest trading areas.

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Today in labor history: Massachusetts establishes first minimum wage

Much later, in 1938, the country would get a federal minimum wage law under the Fair Labor Standards Act. But this initial law was still a powerful move.

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Maryland’s Gov. O’Malley pushes jobs program

"There is no progress without jobs, and there are no jobs without fiscal responsibility."

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Union BBQs for strikers on way to Walmart shareholders meet

Union brothers and sisters and community supporters organized a barbecue for a caravan of striking Walmart workers who stopped in Orlando on May 28.

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Today in labor history: Int'l Ladies Garment Workers Union founded

Today in labor history in 1900 the International Ladies Garment Workers Union was founded in New York City by seven local unions, with a few thousand members between them.

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