Labor News

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Today in labor history: Army attacks protesting veterans in D.C.

On July 28, 1932, General Douglas MacArthur led troops in burning to the ground a shantytown built near the U.S. Capitol by unemployed veterans demanding a promised bonus.

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Are children working on Minnesota school construction sites?

The Laborers International Union identified a second possible case of child labor on Minnesota construction sites and has alerted authorities at both the state and national level.

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Unite Here: Organizing to change lives

Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.

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Changing the balance of power between Capital and Labor

The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.

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AFSCME helping 12,000 Chicago cab drivers unionize

Over 1,000 delegates to the 41st AFSCME International Convention told the 12,000 cab drivers of this city who are trying to unionize that they are not alone.

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Today in labor history: Pullman strike leader murder sparks huge protest funeral

During the Pullman strike, Charles Leonard, a representative of Omaha Railway murdered Charles Luth, a railroad switchman and union activist.

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AFL-CIO student interns organize on Tobacco Road

AFL-CIO Union Summer interns have joined members of the FLOC in a drive to organize thousands of North Carolina tobacco farm workers.

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At AFT meet, energized resistance to attacks on education

An energized resistance to ongoing attacks on education was on display at this year's American Federation of Teachers national convention in Los Angeles.

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Trumka: Humanitarian crisis brought out the best and worst in us

The AFL-CIO is calling upon President Barack Obama to take action to adjust these failed policies.

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Moral Monday leader a hit at AFT convention

Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.

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