Labor News

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Walmart workers plan new round of Black Friday protests

Walmart workers have been agitating peacefully for years for pro-worker changes at the notoriously anti-worker low-paying lousy-benefits retail monster.

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Ohio teachers strike, beat back board attack

The settlement will protect teacher's health care and pensions and establishes, for the first time, a program to control the growth of class sizes.

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Farm workers: One, two, three grapes, you're out!

Harassment, abuse, and wage theft is going on in the fields of California's Central Valley by one of the nation's largest fruit growers, Gerawan.

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Yuck! What’s on my chicken?

"USDA's plan will reduce the federal inspection process to a mere rubber stamp." The "USDA has pushed through its dirty chicken rule."

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Chicago hotel workers to Bruce Rauner: Give back the money!

Rauner has made stopping what he calls the "chokehold" that special interests have on Illinois state government a key part of his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Today in labor history: 200,000 students boycott Chicago public schools

Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.

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Letter Carriers jump into electoral arena for pro-post office candidates

The Letter Carriers took the unusual step of singling out for support only lawmakers who are strong supporters of postal union members.

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Michigan autoworkers gear up for Nov. 4 elections

The union expects that anger over Republican anti-union legislation will help drive large numbers of people to the polls.

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Today in labor history: Montgomery teenager refused to yield bus seat

On this day in 1955, African-American Mary Louise Smith refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.

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Auto mechanics won’t be bulldozed off the picket line

Auto mechanics of AMU Local 701 have been on strike at Al Piemonte Chevrolet for a fair contract for over three months.

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