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Today in labor history: Start of the 1959 steel strike

Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.

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Today in labor history: Blues legend Big Bill Broonzy born

Lee Conley Bradley, who became known as Big Bill Broonzy, was born on June 26 in 1893, as he later said, or possibly in 1905 as family records suggest.

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Chicago Walmart worker at White House summit today

Holmes, one of hundreds of workers who traveled to today's White House Summit On Working Families, explained to Obama about how Walmart mistreated her when she was pregnant.

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Walmart’s treatment of workers hurting its bottom line

Last week, Walmart reported falling sales for five consecutive quarters and the company reported losing up to $3 billion a year because of stocking problems.

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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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Walmart agrees to $21 million settlement in warehouse wage theft case

The settlement applies to over 1800 workers who worked between 2001 and 2013 at three 100 percent Walmart-dedicated Schneider Logistics distribution centers.

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Executive Paywatch highlights gap between rich CEOs and their workers

"Tax day is a day when we all pitch in, right? Yet for a small number of wealthy people, it represents making money from the sacrifice of others - a ridiculous amount of money."

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Our Walmart wins some victories for pregnant workers

It wasn't good luck that brought about workplace changes at Walmart. It was the hard work and the mobilization of workers and community supporters across the nation in Our Walmart.

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AFT exposes for-profit charter school industry

AFT is launching a campaign to expose the for-profit charter school industry as more interested in profits for its CEOs and stockholders than it is in teaching kids.

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Today in women’s history: Georgia O’Keefe, American artist, dies at 98

Georgia O'Keefe, one of the most renowned and honored American artists, died March 6, 1986, at the age of 98.

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