Labor News

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Billionaire casino owner Adelson takes aim at unions

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire owner of The Venetian and Palazzo casinos, says his new target is collective bargaining.

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Today in labor history: Starving farmers demand food

In the depths of the Great Depression, some 500 farmers marched into the town of England, Ark., to demand food for their starving families.

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Courts remain key to advancing workers’ rights

If you think courts aren't important to workers, then unions in Wisconsin, Alaska and Texas have a blunt message for you: Wrong.

Supreme Court tackles "who is a supervisor?"

Supervisors, as agents of firms, must not discriminate or harass - or stop it when it occurs.

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Labor’s year in headlines

A review of these headlines does more than just take one down memory lane.

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East and Gulf Coast dockworkers postpone strike

The strike by dock workers could have frozen business at every port from Boston to Houston.

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Today in Labor History: Miners' union formed

It was the first attempt to found a national miner's union.

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NLRB overturns union-busting policy

In a landmark decision the National Labor Relations Board threw out a 50-year precedent and took away a powerful weapon employers have had.

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Postal workers' hunger strike over, victory declared

The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.

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Interfaith group urges vigils for Walmart supply chain workers

The same weekend as U.S. Walmart workers went on a Black Friday strike 112 garment workers were killed in a fire in Bangladesh.

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