Labor News

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Plaque marks site where Minneapolis cops fired on striking workers

"Bloody Friday" was a pivotal event in the 1934 Teamsters strikes in Minneapolis, a series of strikes that began in the bitter cold of February and continued through a hot summer.

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Court orders El Super to reinstate Fermin Rodriquez, fired organizer

"I am incredibly excited to be returning to my job where I can continue to fight for dignity and respect for all El Super workers."

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Single-payer healthcare gets backing from Medicare’s “creator”

The last surviving "creator" of the original Medicare proposal of 1965 is enthusiastically endorsing Medicare for all.

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AFL-CIO to hold regular talks on racism beginning in September

"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."

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The push is on to save Social Security, create jobs for youth

Passing the Employ Young Americans Now Act would be an important step in the fight to preserve and expand Social Security.

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Today in history: first U.S. postage stamps issued, and what that means

On this date in 1847, the Post Office Department (now called the U.S. Postal Service), issued its first two postage stamps.

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House bill slashes $74 million from NLRB, shackling board

Ruling Republicans on the House subcommittee that helps dole out federal funds slashed $74 million from the board's budget for the year.

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Labor-led coalition deals blow to trade deal

The TPP deal would trash workers' rights, kill jobs, and open the floodgates to new rounds of outsourcing.

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Delta baggage handler files suit over retaliatory firing

Hedges has been active in trying to organize a union among ground workers at Delta and in 15Now, a movement to raise wages among airport workers to $15 an hour.  

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Retaliation at Illinois factory ignites labor alliance

Members of Chicago Jobs with Justice as well as Jobs to Move America coalesced in downtown Chicago to declare their support for a worker fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.

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