Labor News

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Today in labor history: Organizer Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor born

Bloor investigated child labor in glass factories and mines, and worked undercover in meat packing plants to verify for federal investigators the nightmarish working conditions

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Breaking the myth of "un-organizable" workers

Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.

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Trumka: SCOTUS rulings hurt all workers, union and non-union

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who has a law degree, issued a statement on Harris vs. Quinn, the fee-payers/free riders case.

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Union-made snacks encouraged for the 4th of July

Here's a list of union-made-in-America snacks-from the salty, like Lay's Potato Chips and Cheez-Its, to the sweet, such as Cracker Jacks and Oreos.

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Union leaders hit Supreme Court rulings

Union leaders had sharp words for the pro-business tilt of two U.S. Supreme Court rulings issued on the final day of the court's year, June 30.

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Unions celebrate LGBTQ progress, say challenges remain

To become more inclusive, to increase efforts to protect transgender workers and to fight for state laws that prevent employers from firing workers for their sexual orientation or gender expression.

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From Freedom Summer to Mississippi Nissan plant: “We got the power”

The event was about more than pay - the workers live in constant fear; "Once you step into that plant, you cannot speak your mind."

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West Coast dock workers battling push to gut ILWU

With their six-year contract about to expire, talks being held between the ILWU and the managers of Pacific coastal ports are going down to the wire.

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Unite Here aims to grow union membership among low wage workers

Delegates from all over the country, representing some 270,000 Unite Here members, are converging on this city June 25-27 for the union's constitutional convention.

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Union activist sees new unity, new day for labor movement

My members, along with hundreds of labor, community, faith and student allies, have arrived to show support to fast food workers organizing for $15-an hour and a union.

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