Labor News

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Today in labor history: W.E.B. Du Bois dies in Ghana

On this day in 1963 on the eve of the historic March on Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois died in Ghana.

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Today in history: Civil Rights Act signed

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a historic advance for all Americans.

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99% Spring blooming nationwide

Activists nationwide are ensuring that the 99% Spring is in full bloom.

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Florida's tipped workers could see their wages cut in half

The CEOs of restaurants like Chilis and Outback Stakehouse think that $4.65 an hour is too much for their tipped employees.

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Tents return as Occupy Atlanta protests AT&T layoffs

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson received $27 million last year and the telecommunications giant saw its revenues soar to $126.7 billion.

SEIU leader: Americans, South Africans face similar challenges

It appears both the U.S. and South Africa are discussing simliar issues such as rising income inequality and the challenges of advancing a progressive agenda.

Labor fights to recognize Native American rights

The AFL-CIO is fighting to add a new constituency group for Native Americans to its roster.

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Secretary of Labor Solis signs migrant workers rights agreements with Latin American countries

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis signed agreements with three more Latin American countries (for a total of six) on the protection of certain rights of migrant workers. The right wing is, predictably, yelling "betrayal".

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