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Ahead of Black Friday, Walmart workers brief Capitol Hill lawmakers

"With Walmart's low-wages and hectic schedules, too many Walmart workers are left on the edge of poverty."

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AMC Loews theatre didn't pay janitors for months

Six janitors contracted to work at the theater hadn't been paid for their work in months; when they finally spoke up, the contracting company fired them all.

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Wave of Black Friday protests expected to flood Walmarts next week

The national wave of protests, which could be the biggest yet to hit the giant retailer outlets, comes on the heels last week of the first sit down strikes in Walmart's history.

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Today in labor history: Atlanta workers engage in sit-down strike

Workers at the General Motors plant in Atlanta, Georgia participated in a sit-down strike, which was part of a greater ongoing wave of labor organizing during the 1930s.

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South Bay labor charts course for post-election struggles

Despite setbacks, the mood at the meeting of the South Bay Labor Council was positive: "We need to advance our own agenda," regardless of who is in the mayor's seat.

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After tough election, labor leaders say unions are here to stay

"What happened in this election," Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO declared, "is that the vast majority of the voters stayed home."

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On-site report from LA Walmart sit-in

History was made on Thursday, Nov. 13, when Walmart workers took part in the first sit-ins in the store's history to demand $15 an hour and full-time work.

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Today in labor history: Freedom of the press

On this date, Nov. 17, 1734, New York printer and journalist John Peter Zenger (1697-1746), a German immigrant, was arrested.

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Obama cancels nomination of NLRB nominee Block

In one of the first signs he may be feeling pressure from the incoming Senate Republican majority, Obama officially dumped the nomination of Sharon Block.

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Official October jobless rate drops 0.1 percent

The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent in October, to 5.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

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