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Verizon working families strike for better workplace

After months of negotiations with the telecommunications giant, they've decided to take a stand to create a better workplace.

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Verizon giveback demands force 39,000 on East Coast out on strike

"Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years, but the company is still insisting on givebacks that would devastate our jobs."

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For these new Chicago teachers, April 1 strike was all about students

Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.

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Teachers lead wave of strikes and job actions in Chicago

April 1 is likely to go down in history as unions and community organizations representing people from all walks of life stage strikes and actions from one end of the city to the other.

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Chicago teachers plan April 1 strike for public education

Hoping to send a message to the Board of Education, Mayor Emanuel, and Illinois Gov. Rauner, Chicago teachers are set to walk off the job in a one-day strike this Friday.

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Today in labor history: First recorded strike in Egypt, maybe ever

On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.

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Today in labor history: 113-day strike against GM in 1945

The UAW organized 320,000 hourly workers in 96 plants to launch a nationwide strike against the GM corporation.

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UAW could strike Fiat-Chrysler at 11:59 p.m. tonight

UAW workers overwhelmingly rejected the tentative agreement UAW leadership had previously reached with Fiat-Chrysler.

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Radical roots of the great grape strike

Fifty years ago, the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965.

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Seattle teachers suspend strike, vote Sept. 20 on contract

The 5,000 teachers in Seattle's public schools suspended their six-day strike amid strong displays of solidarity on their picketlines.

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