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Today in labor history: The 1937 “Women’s Day Massacre”

On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.

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Labor Secretary calls for raise in the minimum wage

Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is arguing for revisions in federal laws to make them more family-friendly.

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Today in history: World-changers McCartney, Mbeki born

Two world-changing figures from the worlds of politics and music were born 72 years ago today, June 18, 1942.

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California judge rules teacher tenure unconstitutional

The latest attack on teachers and their unions was handed down on June 10 by Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court, in his ruling on Vergara v. California.

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Media’s role in building movements a big topic at CPUSA Convention

"There's an aspect of capitalist development that is introducing problems in areas of education, including reading, and that's forced us into something of a crisis."

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Communist Party convention goers explore Chicago's labor history

Some of the 300 delegates and guests of the Communist Party USA's 30th Convention kicked off their  party's gathering with a labor history tour of the Windy City.

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CEO pay continues to spin out of control

 Could we see a new movement to leverage the power of the public purse against the corporate pay policies that do so much to leave us more unequal? 

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San Franciscans to vote on $15 city minimum wage

San Franciscans will vote this November on whether to gradually increase the city-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Report: Privatizing public service jobs a disaster

The workers are still part-timers, and their compensation is still far from the level that New Haven school custodians enjoyed before the privatization hit.

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Today in labor history: Inventor gives first public demo of FM broadcasting

On this day in 1935, inventor Edwin Armstrong gave the first public demonstration of FM (frequency modulation) radio broadcasting in Alpine, New Jersey.

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