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Oakland Airport concession workers win some, and keep up the fight

Dozens of workers at Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters walked the picket line outside Oakland Airport's Terminal 2.

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Today in labor history: first general strike in Canada held

The first general strike in Canadian history was held in Vancouver on this day in 1918, organized as a 1-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labor activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin.

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Today in labor history: Anarchist attacks steel magnate

On July 23, 1892, an anarchist named Alexander Berkman decided to avenge the Homestead massacre where nine strikers were killed.

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Workers strike as D.C. city council defies Walmart on wages

The actions reflect rising activism nationwide, as one-day strikes have hit not just fast food eateries and retailers, but Walmart and its oppressive unhealthy warehouses.

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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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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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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: 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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