Labor News

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Today in history: first U.S. postage stamps issued, and what that means

On this date in 1847, the Post Office Department (now called the U.S. Postal Service), issued its first two postage stamps.

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Nurses: court decision is a threat to public health and safety, workers' rights

The case, Friedrichs v. CTA (California Teachers Association), involves a challenge supported by far right anti-union groups.

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Picking peas should bring a better life

We're doing it so that our children can leave the fields and move forward. I want to give them a better life.

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House bill slashes $74 million from NLRB, shackling board

Ruling Republicans on the House subcommittee that helps dole out federal funds slashed $74 million from the board's budget for the year.

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Virginia Democratic primaries a victory for labor-backed candidates

The June 9 Democratic primary in Virginia ended in a clean sweep for a new labor and community group's roster of candidates.

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LA supporters take to the streets to back fired El Super worker

On a hot summer day in LA, Fermin Rodriquez, a fired El Super market worker, marched alongside community, labor and religious leaders.

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Triqui migrants do the work, but want change

"When I see people working in the field, I see a lack of equality. If it wasn't for them the crops wouldn't get grown or harvested."

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Teachers’ unions begin presidential endorsement process

The meetings are important because the teachers unions are known for their members' political activism, intelligence, credibility, and reach.

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Catholic Church and labor leaders vow joint push for social justice

The Roman Catholic Church and the U.S. labor movement are working more closely together than ever.

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New Haven march calls for hiring to end jobs crisis

Every neighborhood and many unions rallied together behind the banner of New Haven Rising for good jobs for city residents. 

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