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Actions backing Walmart strikers spread coast to coast

CHICAGO - A protest outside the West Loop Walmart store here was only one of countless demonstrations that broke out today across the country in support of striking workers at the world's biggest retail giant.

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Walmart worker tells why she is striking

A busload of fellow Walmart workers along with community supporters stood with Walmart worker Lisa Lopez as she informed her store managers that she was going on strike.

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Today in labor history: Rochester general strike

The strike was precipitated when city workers were summarily fired after attempting to form a union.

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Today in labor history: Debs imprisoned

Labor activist Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned May 22, 1895, for his role in the Pullman strike.

 

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Today in labor history: May 13 a busy day !

On May 13, over the years,  mine workers unionize, dock workers strike, auto workers face give-backs, cab drivers go out.

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Today in labor history: 400 Black women strike over wages, conditions

Writing in The Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois described the upsurge among Black women and men tobacco workers as part of the great industrial union organizing drives.

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Today in labor history: Miners at Pittston strike

On this day in 1989, the United Mine Workers began their historic strike against Pittston Coal.

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Strongsville teachers strike for quality education

Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.

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Today in labor history: Several major strikes happened

Hundreds of workers seeking higher pay and a nine-hour day gathered in the street near the Draper Corp. loom-making plant.

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SF Symphony strikers protest out-of-tune execs

SAN FRANCISCO - Tired of prolonged stalling by management, over 100 musicians of the San Francisco Symphony - one of the country's top symphony orchestras - entered the second week of a strike with a March 21 protest.

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