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Help make an IBEW striker smile for the holidays!

The union workers of FairPoint believe in serving their customers, not kowtowing to the company's greedy Wall Street owners.

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Wave of Black Friday protests expected to flood Walmarts next week

The national wave of protests, which could be the biggest yet to hit the giant retailer outlets, comes on the heels last week of the first sit down strikes in Walmart's history.

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Today in labor history: Atlanta workers engage in sit-down strike

Workers at the General Motors plant in Atlanta, Georgia participated in a sit-down strike, which was part of a greater ongoing wave of labor organizing during the 1930s.

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28 arrested so far in sit-down strikes at California Walmarts

The group was joined by hundreds of Californians who rallied outside the store in Pico Rivera, the site of the first Walmart strikes in 2012.

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Walmart workers begin first in-store sitdown strike in company history

"I'm sitting down on strike today to protest Walmart's illegal fear tactics and to send a message to management and the Waltons that they can't continue to silence us!"

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Ohio teachers strike, beat back board attack

The settlement will protect teacher's health care and pensions and establishes, for the first time, a program to control the growth of class sizes.

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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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