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Today in Labor History: Fighting Mary and Mother Jones

On November 30, 1854, "Fighting Mary" Eliza McDowell, also known as the "Angel of the Stockyards," was born in Chicago.

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Teamsters confront Bill Gates over sanitation firm’s actions

"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."

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Ohio city OKs raise for manager, city workers get shafted

The City Council passed a resolution calling on the state to take action against public workers' contracts "so local governments can control their own finances."

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Unionists flood Capitol, demand jobs not cuts

The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.

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Domestic workers, invisible no more

Until recently, the situation of domestic workers - nannies, caregivers, housecleaners, etc. - has largely stayed below the radar.

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Today in Labor History: Medical interns win right to unionize

On this date in 1999, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that medical interns could unionize and negotiate.

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Danny Glover speaks out for Nissan workers in Mississippi

Workers at the Nissan Plant in Mississippi are still fighting for the same rights Nissan workers in Japan have received for many years.

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Today in labor history: Photo engravers go on strike

During this time, 20,000 other newspaper workers represented by other unions refused to cross the photo engravers' picket lines.

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Today in labor history: Workers perform "Pins and Needles" on Broadway

Nov. 27, 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, "Pins & Needles," opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies Garment Workers Union members.

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