Labor News

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Today in Labor History: Greyhound strike ends

On this day in 1983, a 47-day strike against Greyhound by its workers, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, ended.

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Today in labor history: Farm workers on trial

On this day in 1830, the trial of nearly 350 agricultural workers began in England.

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Today in labor history: FDR lifts internment of Japanese Americans

President Roosevelt lifted the "military-necessary exclusion" of Japanese Americans from the West Coast, marking the beginning of the end of a shameful chapter of U.S. history.

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Today in Labor History: 33,000 end 69 day strike

The weekend beginning December 14 and ending Dec. 16 was an extremely busy one in the history of the labor movement.


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AFL-CIO calls for universal voter registration

The labor movement has added its voice to the demands for voting reform that are sweeping the nation.

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Workers target Wawa supermarket for better wages, working conditions

About 40 farmworker allies targeted the Wawa store in an action in solidarity with Farm Labor Organizing Committee (AFL-CIO) - and workers on tobacco farms in North Carolina.

 

Union fights to save Cleveland paper

 The Newspaper Guild Local 1 is conducting a spirited campaign to Save The Plain Dealer, the city's only daily newspaper.

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San Jose marches to demand Hyatt give workers a voice

This action was part of a national week of actions that began Dec 12. at Hyatt headquarters in Chicago.

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Today in labor history: Samuel Gompers dies at the age of 74

Gompers died December 13, 1924. He served as president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 to his death.

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Missourians: Real deficit is the jobs deficit

"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Roosevelt Broadnax told labor and community allies.

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