Labor News

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Management locks out unionized musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra said they have "our deepest regret" for "our loyal audience members," after management cancelled all concerts.

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Today in labor history: Singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie dies at age 55

Guthrie traveled with workers and learned their traditional songs, earning himself the nickname "Dust Bowl Troubadour."

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New York City Opera contract talks in crisis

New York City Opera, one of the city's cultural treasures, stood at a crossroads this week, after contract talks broke down Nov. 30 between management and its two main unions.

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Oklahoma City Laborfest a stunner!

Residents of the working class neighborhood came out on their porches to watch the block-long procession.  JD Thompson led the marchers in a lusty "Solidarity Forever." The third and final day of the Oklahoma Laborfest was underway!

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Trumpet-makers on strike get a brass band boost

Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.

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Union culture making a comeback

North Texans are following a national trend toward bringing union culture back into the American consciousness.

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Concert in tribute to Anne Feeney a big success

Hundreds gathered in New York to honor activist and folk singer Anne Feeny during a night filled with music and appreciation for her life's work.

Wisconsin, we are on your side! (song)

Sacramento state worker Darien De Lu put new words to "Which Side Are You On?" and sang this at the California State Capitol, where 1,000 rallied to support Wisconsin workers.

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LaborFest 2010: Art, history and today's struggles

In the San Francisco Bay Area, July is LaborFest month - a cornucopia of film, video, tours, art, music, theater, panels, workshops and more, delving into the many issues and struggles of today's workers and those of earlier generations, at home and around the world.

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