Labor News

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The labor movement is talking - is the left listening?

All of us on the left who see the importance of strengthening the labor movement need to be fully engaged in this process.

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Unions call for National Infrastructure Bank

Rebuilding the U.S.' decaying infrastructure to also counteract climate change will produce good middle class jobs and grow the economy.

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Victory for workers at Baltimore Sheraton

The labor movement and its allies are celebrating the restoration of union bargaining rights for hundreds of Sheraton employees.

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Ohio unions back fired teacher Carla Hale, LGBT rights

Organized labor has weighed in on the side of LGBT rights in central Ohio, starting with the strong support given to discharged teacher Carla Hale.

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Sanders, citing her anti-worker stand, is sole senator vs. Pritzker

Hyatt fired housekeepers, replacing them with out-of-state minimum-wage temps. Unite Here has called a boycott of Hyatt.

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What they didn’t tell you about the Twinkies comeback!

The trimmed-down Hostess has a far less costly operating structure than the predecessor company, but workers are no longer unionized.

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Today in labor history: “Wobblies” founded in 1905

The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," was founded at a 12-day convention in Chicago, June 27, 1905.

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New York teachers back Thompson for mayor

This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.

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Today in labor history: Activist Agnes Nestor born

On June 24, 1880, labor and women's rights activist Agnes Nestor was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She moved to Chicago in 1897 and started working at the age of 14 in the glove industry 

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Today in labor history: American Railway Union founded

On this day in 1893, the American Railway Union - one of the first industrial unions in the United States - was founded.

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