Labor News

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Today in black history: Ali becomes heavyweight champion of the world

An activist, showman, and cultural icon, Ali was stripped of his title a few years later for refusing to fight in Vietnam.

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Today in labor history: Farm workers on trial

On this day in 1830, the trial of nearly 350 agricultural workers began in England.

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Oklahoma City Laborfest a stunner!

Residents of the working class neighborhood came out on their porches to watch the block-long procession.  JD Thompson led the marchers in a lusty "Solidarity Forever." The third and final day of the Oklahoma Laborfest was underway!

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Trumpet-makers on strike get a brass band boost

Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.

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Union culture making a comeback

North Texans are following a national trend toward bringing union culture back into the American consciousness.

National Writers Union fights for writers in Internet age

Whole industries have grown up which hire writers into "content farms," paying them pennies to create verbal statements on virtually every subject.

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Concert in tribute to Anne Feeney a big success

Hundreds gathered in New York to honor activist and folk singer Anne Feeny during a night filled with music and appreciation for her life's work.

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Artists and screen actors take steps toward merging unions

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild took a step toward merging when AFTRA's board of directors met today by videoconference in Los Angeles and New York.

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Is your paycheck correct? There's an app for that!

The U.S. Department of Labor launched a new application for smart-phone users that aims to  empower workers to stand up for their rights if employers deny them their hard-earned pay.

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