Labor News

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Today in labor history: “Wobblies” founded in 1905

The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," was founded at a 12-day convention in Chicago, June 27, 1905.

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New York teachers back Thompson for mayor

This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.

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Today in labor history: Activist Agnes Nestor born

On June 24, 1880, labor and women's rights activist Agnes Nestor was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She moved to Chicago in 1897 and started working at the age of 14 in the glove industry 

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Today in labor history: American Railway Union founded

On this day in 1893, the American Railway Union - one of the first industrial unions in the United States - was founded.

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Service Employees plan massive response to GOP’s immigrant bashing

"If they thought 2012 was bad" in terms of the tide of Latino votes against the GOP, "wait 'till 2014 and 2016."

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Today in labor history: The 1937 "Women's Day Massacre"

On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.

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Walker’s anti-union law heads for new test in court

Here we go again in Wisconsin: Right-wing Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union law is headed for another test in the state's Supreme Court.

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Labor spells out what “must” be in immigration bill

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has laid down, in detail, what the federation wants - and doesn't want - in the legislation.

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Hearings held on ‘right-to-work’ in Ohio

The Manufacturing & Workforce Development Committee of the Ohio legislature, unanimously voted to table three so-called 'right-to-work' bills.

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Today in labor history: Organizing drive that led to formation of USW

On this day in 1936, unionists gathered in Pittsburgh, organized by the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC).

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