Labor News

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Thousands protest Koch Brothers convention in Ohio

"Too many people have fought too hard, for too long, under tough conditions, for us to allow a handful of greedy billionaires to steal our democracy."

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First female U.S. train engineer inducted into N.D. Railroad Hall of Fame

Thirty-nine years ago, Ramona Dockter became the first female freight train engineer.

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White House threatens to veto GOP anti-VA worker bill

If HR1994 becomes law, the VA would in essence return to the spoils system of the 1800s, where bosses could fire workers for political reasons - or none at all.

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Mexico: media unions condemn murder of Ruben Espinosa

Media unions condemned the murder of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril, after Mexico City's mayor vowed there would be no impunity for his killers.

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Today in labor history: Reagan fires air traffic controllers

"After 1981, Reagan and his followers willingly donned the mantle of union-busters." The firing of air traffic controllers was just the beginning.

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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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