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Today in labor history: Eisenhower enforces racial integration in Little Rock

Orval Faubus tried to prevent schools in Little Rock from integrating, despite the fact that the Supreme Court had ordered the desegregation of public schools three years prior.

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Pride at Work puts “Boots on the Ground”

Some 200 delegates to Pride@Work - the LGBT affiliate of the AFL-CIO - put their theme of "Boots on the Ground" into action.

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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.

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