Labor News

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Today in labor history: San Francisco General Strike

For the first time in American labor history, craft jealousies were broken down as skilled and unskilled personnel cooperated on an equal basis, and the rank-and-file was in full control...

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Moral Monday leader a hit at AFT convention

Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.

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Today in labor history: Start of the 1959 steel strike

Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.

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AFSCME grows by 90,000 since January

The union sees its successful organizing campaign as a clear indication that face-to-face organizing is the proper response to what has been an onslaught of attacks on public service workers.

Union and mayor agree on contract for 121,000 NYC workers

The DC37 pact, which covers workers at 53 locals, is important as a potential pacesetter for other unions in the Big Apple.

AFT local battles Missouri anti-teacher tenure initiative

Teach Great, a coalition backed by billionaire Rex Sinquefield, is funding the ballot initiative.

New contract to give low-paid Johns Hopkins workers hefty raises

"This is an important victory for patients and workers all across Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare and that standard has just been raised."

Union to be put in place at VW Chattanooga plant after all

It was announced here today by the United Auto Workers union and Volkswagen employees that the UAW will begin representing workers at the plant in Chattanooga.

Britain: Biggest walkout in a generation

Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.

Today in labor history: Organizer Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor born

Bloor investigated child labor in glass factories and mines, and worked undercover in meat packing plants to verify for federal investigators the nightmarish working conditions