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AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family (video)

"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."

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Today in labor history: Racists bomb Birmingham church, kill 4 children

The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Why labor has stake in fighting for racial equality

"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be...

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Walmart forces workers to pay for new uniforms

"Every few months you guys dream up something new to torture the associates with."

Fast food workers rally in Times Square

The message of the demonstrators was that they are prepared to do whatever it takes to win respect and a living wage, $15 and a union.

Steelworkers cheer Mexican court ruling clearing union leader Gomez Urrutia

The ruling clearing independent union leader Napoleon Gomez Urrutia of all remaining charges, paves the way for him to return to daily presidency of his union, Los Mineros.

Detroit fast food workers arrested during strike for wages and union

As they were taken away hundreds of supporters chanted "We want $15 and we want it now."

Nine years after Katrina, school workers still fighting for justice

It's taken nine years, but some 7,000 former New Orleans school workers may be headed for a multimillion-dollar win of back wages and penalties this fall.

McDonald’s workers block streets during nationwide wage protests

More than 20 workers were arrested outside a McDonald's in Chicago, where 450 demonstrated for several hours before marching onto Wabash Ave.

Cablevision workers release new music video

In honor of Labor Day, the workers released a new music video, called "Strike."