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Fight for 15 marchers rally in "right-to-work" Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.

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Fast food workers' strike is "March on Corporate America"

At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."

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St. Louis fast food workers fight discrimination

St. Louis fast-food chains - among others across the nation - are attempting to intimidate low-wage activists, as they gear up for the nationwide strike. planned for this Thursday, August 29.

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Video: L.A. port truck drivers go on 24-hour strike

They are striking to protest harassment and intimidation by company management, all unfair labor practices.

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Oakland Airport concession workers win some, and keep up the fight

Dozens of workers at Oakland Airport concessions and their supporters walked the picket line outside Oakland Airport's Terminal 2.

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Chicago rail workers to vote on joining IWW

Mobile Rail fired three workers on July 26 and 29 after they complained to OSHA about job safety problems. All are IWW supporters. 

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Today in labor history: first general strike in Canada held

The first general strike in Canadian history was held in Vancouver on this day in 1918, organized as a 1-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labor activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin.

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Today in labor history: Anarchist attacks steel magnate

On July 23, 1892, an anarchist named Alexander Berkman decided to avenge the Homestead massacre where nine strikers were killed.

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Today in labor history: Soldiers flee striking Pittsburgh workers

On this day in 1877 during the Great Railroad strike, workers in Pittsburgh forced soldiers sent to quell the job action to flee the city.

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Today in labor history: 1934 San Francisco longshoremen strike

The International Longshoremen's Association led the battle for better pay and better hours.

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