Labor News

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Anti-union greed the killer in Philly building collapse

Six people who died here June 5 have been described as being "of different backgrounds and classes."

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U.S. poor are in free fall

The level of income inequality stretches much higher in the United States than in the other developed countries. Now it's gone off the chart.

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Today in labor history: Supreme Court ends laws against interracial marriage

The case was brought forth by Richard and Mildred Loving, who were imprisoned for one year for marrying in the state of Virginia.

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Target stores the target of two-day strike

Workers who clean Target and other retail stores in the Twin Cities held a two-day strike.

Female corrections officers get class status for sex harassment complaint

Over objections of Bureau of Prisons, the federal Justice Department agreed that female federal prison corrections officers, employed at the Coleman complex, suffered sexual harassment as a class.

 

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Today in labor history: University of Alabama desegregated

Fifty years ago today, two Black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, walked through the doors of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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Today in labor history: Kennedy signs bill to overcome sexism in pay

On this day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy passed the Equal Pay Act aimed at eliminating unequal pay for women.

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U.S. threatens to yank trade preferences for Bangladesh

 The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh has forced the Obama administration to decide by the end of this month whether to yank trade preferences for the country.


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Teachers march against “teach to the test”

Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.

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May jobless rate at 7.6 percent

But the alleged business job creation rate is not enough to make a positive dent in the number of jobless, which was 11.8 million in May.

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