Labor News

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Today in labor history: Anti-Monopoly Party founded

There were 200 delegates from 16 states at the convention, including 61 from Illinois and Michigan.

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Walmart agrees to $21 million settlement in warehouse wage theft case

The settlement applies to over 1800 workers who worked between 2001 and 2013 at three 100 percent Walmart-dedicated Schneider Logistics distribution centers.

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Fast food protests to go global May 15

Demonstrations are planned for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and 147 other U.S. cities and also on five other continents.

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Why is the postmaster general understating postal revenue gains?

The supposed loss results from crushing pension pre-funding requirements imposed on the Postal Service.

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Today in labor history: Muhammad Ali indicted

On May 8, 1967, A federal grand jury indicted Muhammad Ali for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces.

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Walmart workers call on Obama to challenge retailer on wages

"Either you are going to keep your gas or your lights on, not both. You shouldn't have to make choices like that in America today."

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Unionists ignore downpour, bring fast track fight to Capitol steps

Hundreds of unionists gathered on Capitol Hill on May 7 to campaign against "fast-track" trade legislation and the anti-worker trade treaties it would lead to.

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Ukrainian rightists burn alive 39 at Odessa union building

Some 1,000 Ukrainian rightists surrounded, stormed, and burned the House of Trade Unions in Odessa last Friday, killing 39 pro-Russia demonstrators in the building.

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Alabama says it can fire workers for telling the truth

In certain circumstances, the state of Alabama says, it can fire or discipline a state worker who tells the truth - even if the truth exposes fraud and corruption.

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Mississippi Nissan workers seek State Department help in dealing with company

The UAW and IndustriALL asked the State Department to mediate the battle between the auto giant and workers at its plant who are trying to unionize.

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