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Today in labor history: Devastating Oklahoma City bombing

The Oklahoma explosion (caused by a detonated truck bomb) took 168 lives including 19 children, and injured 680 people.

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Boston unionists stepped up when bombs hit marathon

Police managed to peacefully disperse the massive crowd. Firefighters responded to the alarms with trucks, ambulances, EMTs, and specially trained union members.

 

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Sharp drop in mine deaths and injuries

Deaths and injuries in the nation's mines, including its coal mines, fell in 2012 to some of their lowest recorded levels.

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Unions hit GOP on Sandy aid

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka termed Boehner's decision "a slap in the face." Others were more caustic.

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Today in labor history: 1871 Great Fire ravages Chicago

It burned for three days, killing 200-300 people, destroying 17,450 buildings, leaving 100,000 homeless and causing damages worth an estimated $200 million in 1871 dollars.

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Today in labor history: The Great Fire of 1910

The fire burned more than three million acres, an area larger than the size of the state of Connecticut, with at least 92 killed.

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Six years after Katrina, unions determined to rebuild their communities

NEW ORLEANS - As a reporter in this city, you can't help but hear the stories about Hurricane Katrina - even six years after the disaster.

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