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Leader of 50-million member labor federation blasts Nissan in Mississippi

"We are not going away until these Nissan workers win the right to a union, as the 150,000 unionized Nissan workers elsewhere."

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Today in labor history: Lansing general strike

On June 6, 1937. more than 12,000 members of the United Auto Workers, their families and supporters living in Lansing, Michigan, shut down the city.

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UAW: Volkswagen setback will not deter union organizing

The nation's labor leaders say that America's workers and their unions will not be deterred by the setback at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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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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Brazil's Lula hails Mississippi Nissan workers (video)

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, popularly known as Lula, issued a stirring call for international worker solidarity, speaking at a UAW conference.

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Danny Glover speaks out for Nissan workers in Mississippi

Workers at the Nissan Plant in Mississippi are still fighting for the same rights Nissan workers in Japan have received for many years.

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Today in labor history: First Model T leaves the assembly line

The problems of speedup and other dangerous assembly line practices were skewered in Charlie Chaplin's classic film "Modern Times."

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Autoworkers negotiate with “wind in their face”

The United Auto Workers union has now completed its negotiations with the domestic auto companies.

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Michigan labor ready to march on Labor Day, win in 2012

With a Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature, Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon took on special significance.

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Auto workers face tough battle in contract talks

With the current contract set to expire, contract negotiations for the 110,000 members of the United Auto Workers at Ford, GM and Chrysler opened.

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