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GOP Senate leaders scheme to hamstring NLRB

They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.

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U.S. to push worker rights trade case vs. Guatemala

Saying the Guatemalan government did not live up to its own worker rights commitments, the Obama administration will push its trade case against the Central American nation.

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Coming in October: North American Labor History Conference

Started in 1979, Detroit's annual Labor History Conference has continuously brought pressing issues faced by the worldwide working class to the front of academic scholarship.

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Today in labor history: Huge Solidarity Day march in Washington

Hundreds of thousands of union members marched past the White House to protest Ronald Reagan's union-busting.

 

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Today in labor history: Racists bomb Birmingham church, kill 4 children

The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Why labor has stake in fighting for racial equality

"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."

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Letter Carriers honor heroes for foiling child molester

All the honorees are examples of "courage, compassion and dedication or all three," said Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando.

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State high courts tackle workers’ issues

What workers win at the bargaining table can be and often is yanked away by men and women in black robes - or sometimes it can be restored by them, too.

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Wages: How low can you go?

Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.

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Savoring burgers and labor victories

Of course, these victories did not happen just because a bunch of religious folks showed up to press an issue of justice, but because everyone worked together.

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