Labor News

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Writers Guild to PBS: Air film on Koch brothers

The Writers Guild of America-East is demanding that a Public Broadcasting System flagship station, WNET 13 in New York, air the documentary about  the far-right oil tycoons, the  Koch brothers.

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Rural letter carriers union protests proposed cutbacks

"The Postal Service has upheld a personal and professional standard of service, delivering to every household nationwide six days a week."

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Calif. unions target Republicans on immigration reform

Thousands rallied outside the office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in support of a comprehensive immigration policy.

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Union complaint leads to OSHA move against Republic Steel

A Steelworkers complaint led the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to swoop down, earlier this year, on the Republic Steel plant in Canton, Ohio.

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Pro-union panelists call for labor outreach to blacks and youth

"Our issues can be overcome.  Diversity is a great strength."

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Philadelphia charter school teachers rally for unionization

"Having the support of parents, alumni, teachers, and community groups means so much. We are forming a union to provide a better education for our students."

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Painters uncover serious lead poisoning threat to St. Louis kids

The St. Louis city school system hired the prime contractor, Raineri Construction, to renovate the two schools where there are special facilities for pregnant teens.

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Miners' protest against Peabody continues despite settlement

The union is continuing its fight for retired miners and their families in the courts, in Congress and through community action.

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Today in labor history: Seattle Post-Intelligencer strike takes place

The Post-Intelligencer is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which, at the time, was notorious for anti-unionism and anti-communism.

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Today in labor history: Zeigfield Follies chorus girls form union

Marie Dressler, a former chorus girl, was elected its first president.  The union's first action was to march down Broadway in solidarity with the Actors' Equity Association strike.

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