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GOP filibuster defeats paycheck fairness act, again

Women's' groups calculate the median female worker loses $11,600 yearly to the discriminatory wage gap.

 

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Today in labor history: The UMW occupation at Pittston Moss 3 plant

In 1989, 98 UMWA members and a minister occupied the Pittston Coal Company's Moss 3 preparation plant in Carbon, Virginia, the most important act of civil disobedience during the Pittston strike.

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Election is biggest union organizing victory in the South in decades

New American Airlines passenger service agents vote big for union representation.

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Today in labor history: Jewish labor leaders stamps issued

The progressive secular Jewish Currents magazine issued the stamps: Notable among them are four women and a range of ideological orientations

 

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AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family (video)

"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."

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Today in labor history: Racists bomb Birmingham church, kill 4 children

The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Why labor has stake in fighting for racial equality

"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."

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Walmart forces workers to pay for new uniforms

"Every few months you guys dream up something new to torture the associates with."

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Fast food workers on West Coast were part of national strikes

Supporters thanked those arrested for their commitment as they boarded the police wagon, recognizing that their wage increase would be a boost to all workers.

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Letter Carriers honor heroes for foiling child molester

All the honorees are examples of "courage, compassion and dedication or all three," said Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando.

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