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Minnesota health care workers beat down right wing court challenge

If Service Employees win, it would be the largest union election and organizing victory in Minnesota history and one of the largest in the U.S. in the last several years.

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Trumka: Workers "confused, angry, frustrated, scared"

But the mass movement of low-wage workers, fighting for better wages and working conditions and the right to organize, is helping show the way out of the morass.

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NLRB slams Postal Service for Staples privatization deal

And half the U.S. Senate now opposes U.S. Postal Service management's plan to close 82 more distribution centers.

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Today in Labor History: Wildfire kills 78 firefighters

It is believed to be the largest fire in U.S. history and the deadliest until the September 11 attacks in 2001

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Today in labor history: 19th amendment, securing right to vote for women, ratified

America's woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.

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Today in labor history: Workers take part in protest against bank

On this day in 1963, in East St. Louis, Illinois, 200 people - 170 of them female, and majority African-American - engaged in a sit-in protest.

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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Today in labor history: Roosevelt signs Social Security Act

In the aftermath of the Great Depression during which poverty encompassed 60 percent of the senior population, Social Security was a major plank of Roosevelt's "New Deal."

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Teamsters battle senator’s scheme to lengthen truckers’ hours behind the wheel

"We cannot afford to add to driver fatigue by rolling back hours-of-service regulations, which were carefully crafted over the course of more than two decades."

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Today in labor history: Historic Buffalo switchmen's strike

On this day workers on three railroads in Buffalo, New York, went on strike for two weeks, one of the first work stoppages to attempt coordinated actions.

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