Labor News

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Today In labor history: "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published

Common Sense explained the need for immediate independence from the British Empire.

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Today in labor history: Exposé on King Leopold II bribing Senate

On December 9, 1906, the New York American newspaper reported Belgian King Leopold II of Belgium bribed the U.S. Senate commission on the Congo to recommend support of his Congo Free State project .

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Social media and labor: a perfect, and necessary, match

The union members of tomorrow are not going to be reached in the same manner as their predecessors. Twenty-five percent of U.S. voters are no longer watching television

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Writers Guild to PBS: Air film on Koch brothers

The Writers Guild of America-East is demanding that a Public Broadcasting System flagship station, WNET 13 in New York, air the documentary about  the far-right oil tycoons, the  Koch brothers.

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Out of dusty desert and shadows, LA Walmart warehouse workers march (video)

The marchers' struggle began a year ago, with their attempts to get management to fix equipment, provide fans, provide drinking water and a decent wage.

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Today in Labor History: One of the first labor newspapers is published

On August 24, 1827, The Journeymen Mechanics' Advocate began publication in Philadelphia, the outgrowth of a strike by carpenters demanding a shorter, 10-hour day.

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AFL-CIO revamps website to feature workers more prominently

Calling its old website static and often confusing to navigate, the AFL-CIO, after a year of work, revamped its site.

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UK general strike gets U.S. solidarity (with video)

Here in the U.S., hundreds of union members and Occupy activists picketed the British Embassy in Washington and British consulates elsewhere.

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Chicago Southeast Side rally for teachers (with video)

Teachers, steelworkers, electricians, firefighters and other union members, their families and supporters, rallied here on the Southeast Side to defend teachers and union rights.

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Steelworkers honor Danny Glover and Ed Schultz (with video)

On the final day of their International Convention 2011, the United Steel Workers (USW) introduced the union's new Paul Wellstone award. The first recipients are: actor and chair of TransAfrica, Danny Glover; and Ed Shultz, host of the Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC.

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