Labor News

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Today in labor history: first edition of IWW Little Red Songbook

The book is a compilation of tunes, hymns, and songs to help build morale, promote solidarity, and lift the bleak spirits of the working class.

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First female U.S. train engineer inducted into N.D. Railroad Hall of Fame

Thirty-nine years ago, Ramona Dockter became the first female freight train engineer.

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Labor board punts college athletes' try to unionize on technicality

By a 5-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board on August 17 tossed out college athletes' - in this case, Northwestern University's football players' - attempt to unionize.

 

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AFL-CIO puts spotlight on wage efforts in Twin Cities

Ongoing campaigns to raise wages and improve working conditions in the Twin Cities are drawing national attention.

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Here's why the Nurses Union endorsed Bernie Sanders over Clinton

Sanders knows his campaign is not about him; it's about all of us, and it will take all of us to change the course of history. It's time to start now.

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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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Steelworkers become first union to back Iran nuclear curbs deal

"The USW supports the Iran deal because it would enhance national and global security as well as benefit the U.S. economy."

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Mexico: media unions condemn murder of Ruben Espinosa

Media unions condemned the murder of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril, after Mexico City's mayor vowed there would be no impunity for his killers.

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Add Chris Christie – again – to the list of union-bashers

Add New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the lengthening list of GOP presidential hopefuls who are open and vocal union-bashers.

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Steelworkers, top firms at odds as contract deadline approaches

Steelworkers and the nation's top steel companies are at odds in negotiations as the deadline for a new contract approaches.

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