Labor News

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After two years of work, Mother Jones monument to be rededicated

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.

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Coal criminal seeks Vegas fun as he delays justice for miners

A notorious former coal company executive is still awaiting trial while the victims, the families of killed miners, await justice before the law.

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Miners and farmers challenge Mexico’s copper giant

"The government and Grupo Mexico are making history but backwards, taking away the right to strike and the right to industrial safety."

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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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Steelworkers cheer Mexican court ruling clearing union leader Gomez Urrutia

The ruling clearing independent union leader Napoleon Gomez Urrutia of all remaining charges, paves the way for him to return to daily presidency of his union, Los Mineros.

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Today in labor history: The murder of Fannie Sellins

William Z. Foster, leader of the great steel strike of 1919, called Sellins one of the best of a whole corps of organizers, with an exceptional belief in the workers.

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The Ludlow Massacre: Never to be forgotten!

 The tragic, brutal and deadly attack on striking miners and their families shocked, saddened and outraged working people and most Americans.

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Today in labor history: 109 coal miners die in explosion

The coal miners were underpaid Eastern Europeans who were told not to complain about their substandard and dangerous working conditons.

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When miners’ children died: Italian Hall massacre, 100 years later

The disaster shook the people of Calumet and surrounding communities in the copper-rich Keweenaw region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Today in labor history: Miners' National Association forms

It sought to unite all miners as workers in a single industrial union, regardless of skill level or ethnicity.

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