Labor News

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Immigrant bus drivers allege racial discrimination, labor law violations

Somali and Oromo bus drivers have filed charges against two Twin Cities bus companies.

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Labor movement stepping up its fight against racism

"If we are to succeed, the full range of working peoples' voices must be heard in the internal processes of our movement."

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Trumka on race and class: "When they divide us, they can beat us"

AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Conference, a 3-day event from Jan. 15-17 in D.C., was entitled "Change The Rules, Be The Power"

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Trumka takes on Trump

Richard  Trumka remarked, "We deserve better" than Donald Trump's racism.

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Combating institutionalized racism can't wait

We are resolved to take clear action to combat racism, in our own house of labor, and in the broader community; there is no time to waste.

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AFL-CIO to hold regular talks on racism beginning in September

"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."

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Netroots Nation delegates discussed unions' role in progressive causes

Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.

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Today in labor history: black farmer union leader murdered by sheriff’s posse

He was murdered by a heavily armed white mob organized by the sheriff.

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Cleveland labor launches campaign against racism

The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has launched a campaign to support the fight against racism.

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Today in labor history: Black labor union formed

On January 13 in 1869 over 200 black delegates met in Washington D.C. to form the National Labor Union;  the word "colored" was added by the establishment press.

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