Labor News

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Today in labor history: Steam boiler operators unionize

Canadian workers joined the union a year after it was formed, at which point it came to be called the International Union of Steam Engineers.

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Today in labor history: Black workers form national union

African American delegates met in Washington, D.C., to form the Colored National Labor Union.

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Agreement reached in LA-Long Beach port clerical workers strike

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said tentative agreement has been reached between ILWU Local 63's Office Clerical Unit (OCU) and 14 employers.

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Over union objection, court rewards failed Hostess execs

A federal bankruptcy judge awarded $1.75 million in bonus payments to the corporate executives who ran Hostess Brands into the ground.

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Air traffic controllers push Senate to confirm FAA chief

The Air Traffic Controllers are pushing the Senate to confirm a new permanent chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta, saying he's been acting administrator long enough.

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Teamsters confront Bill Gates over sanitation firm’s actions

"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."

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Unionists flood Capitol, demand jobs not cuts

The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.

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Unions focus ads on “fiscal cliff” issues

"The voters spoke loud and clear and rejected any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security."

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ATU: Conviction of bus driver ignores real problem, driver fatigue

The November conviction of a non-union intercity bus driver on four manslaughter counts ignores the real problem drivers face.

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Today in labor history: “The Agitator” first published

During its run, the tabloid advocated industrial unionism, free speech, sexual freedom, and support for the Industrial Workers of the World.

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