Labor News

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Britain: Biggest walkout in a generation

Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.

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Today in labor history: Hawaii longshoremen strike

Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.

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Today in labor history: The 1937 “Women’s Day Massacre”

On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.

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Walmart moms announce new strikes in 20 cities starting Friday

Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.

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Today in labor history: Rochester general strike

On May 28, 1946, more than 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., staged a successful one-day general strike. 

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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: Steel workers walk off jobs in industry's largest work stoppage

On this day in 1946, some 750,000 steel workers walked off the job in the largest work stoppage in the industry.

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Today in labor history: Supreme Court used Taft-Hartley Act to break a steel strike

In 1947 the 81st Congress, controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1930, overruled President Truman's veto and rammed the Taft-Hartley Law through Congress, severely limited strike activities .

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Today in labor history: Hollywood writers begin epic strike

On Nov. 5, 2007, some 12,000 movie and television writers were forced to go on strike over when industry executives refused to structure compensation in their contract for content delivered over the Internet and via DVDs.

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San Francisco transit workers out on strike

SAN FRANCISCO - Management refusal to negotiate on its own work rule demands - demands the unions say could impact worker safety - forced workers for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) to strike at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 18.

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