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Today in Labor History: Clayton Antitrust Act signed

The Act established that unions are not conspiracies under the law and freed them to legally strike, picket and boycott employers.

 

 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio teachers strike continues as Board of Education digs in

Teachers in the small suburban community of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, returned to the picket line for their second week of striking.

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Groundbreaking 1984 strike inspires organizing today

Despite current battles brewing, Yale's new president, Peter Salovey, came by to shake hands with each of the workers, recognizing the respect they had won in the hard fought 1984 battle.

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Today in labor history: The UMW occupation at Pittston Moss 3 plant

In 1989, 98 UMWA members and a minister occupied the Pittston Coal Company's Moss 3 preparation plant in Carbon, Virginia, the most important act of civil disobedience during the Pittston strike.

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Fast food workers on West Coast were part of national strikes

Supporters thanked those arrested for their commitment as they boarded the police wagon, recognizing that their wage increase would be a boost to all workers.

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Detroit fast food workers arrested during strike for wages and union

As they were taken away hundreds of supporters chanted "We want $15 and we want it now."

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McDonald’s workers block streets during nationwide wage protests

More than 20 workers were arrested outside a McDonald's in Chicago, where 450 demonstrated for several hours before marching onto Wabash Ave.

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Fast food workers plan civil disobedience during Thursday’s nationwide strikes

Fast food workers in cities across the United States are planning strikes and civil disobedience tomorrow, according to organizers.

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Today in labor history: The murder of Fannie Sellins

William Z. Foster, leader of the great steel strike of 1919, called Sellins one of the best of a whole corps of organizers, with an exceptional belief in the workers.

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Descendants of 1934's Teamster strikers carry proud legacy

Their parents or grandparents 80 years ago stood together and fought in the streets of Minneapolis for the right to organize a union during 1934's Teamster strikes.

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