Labor News

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Memphis sanitation workers inducted into Labor Hall of Fame

The sanitation workers from Memphis, whose strike for union recognition and respect on the job led Dr. King to that Tennessee city 43 years ago were inducted into the Labor Hall of Fame in Washington.

 

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Relocating production line to avoid union breaks labor law

The NLRB says Boeing's decision to locate its second assembly line for its new model "Dreamliner" super-jumbo passenger plane in non-union South Carolina, and not in its unionized plants in the Pacific Northwest, breaks labor law.

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Young Trade Unionists host We Are One event

Young workers organize Baltimore's We Are One event.

Young trade unionists mark Baltimore “We Are One” Day

Unity to defeat the attack on workers was the theme, with Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke keynoting, at the Young Trade Unionists event.

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Poll: Americans side with public workers and their unions

Though unions are under attack in states from Wisconsin to Maine by tea party-backed Republican governors, they are winning the war of public opinion, according to the results of a new poll.

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2,000 rally for union rights on U.S.-Canada border

Union members from Canada and the United States rallied at Peace Arch Park on the U.S.-Canada border, April 2, as part of the April 4 week of We Are One events.

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Ohio Republicans set to pass SB 5, repeal drive begins

The situation is very fluid, shifting daily, but Ohio House Republicans have the votes to pass the vicious anti-worker Senate Bill 5.

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New Yorkers keep Triangle fire legacy alive

NEW YORK (March 25) - Thousands of New Yorkers marked the 100th anniversary of the worst industrial accident in city history - the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist fire - with a ceremony at the site where 146 garment workers died.

Upper Big Branch miner describes scene at blast

On that dismal day in West Virginia history, when the Upper Big Branch mine exploded, a son of one of the miners, Eddie, went from person to person asking: "Is there any word?"

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Labor stalwart Irene Hull dies at 98

Irene Hull, a beloved "tiny dynamo" fighter for trade union rights, world peace, equality, and socialism died on the first day of spring, March 20 in Seattle.

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