Labor News

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Today in history: Supreme Court okays sit-down strikes

In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Apex Hosiery Co. v. Leader that a sit-down strike was not a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

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Port drivers out on strike, demand companies follow law

Drivers gathered before sunrise, carrying signs and wearing reflective safety vests as they began picketing company trucks.

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LA, Long Beach port drivers forced to strike again

The drivers demand that trucking firms recognize them as employees and bargain with them if they select the Teamsters.

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Housekeepers on strike at Chicago’s Monaco Hotel

"I love my job, but it has been very difficult. I clean sixteen rooms every day. When I get home from work I feel pain all over my body."

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Today in labor history: The 1968 Memphis sanitation strike ends

On this date in 1968, the Memphis Sanitation Strike came to an end.

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Oil workers continue strike against BP despite tentative settlement

"We will continue the strike until we get a fair contract and a safer workplace."

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Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

The workers' demands center on health and safety issues, contracting jobs out to non-union workers and health care.

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Canadian Supreme Court: Public workers have the right to strike

As a result of Canadian laws and attitudes, union density there is at least double that in the U.S.

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Workers in Ohio and Indiana join USW strike against oil industry

"Management cannot continue to resist allowing workers a stronger voice on issues that could very well make the difference between life and death for too many of them."

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Striking auto mechanics locked out, putting up a fight

The automobile mechanics strike here at Al Piemonte Chevrolet, now over 30 weeks long, has deteriorated into a lock-out situation.

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