Labor News

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For the Massey miners: Journal of Catherine Terry, 30 November 1920

As a memorial for the 25 miners who lost their lives this past week in Montcoal, W. Va., at the Massey Energy mine, this poem says more than 100 articles.

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Deadly explosions kill 31 energy workers in one week

ANACORTES, Wash.---Families and co-workers of six oil workers killed in a refinery explosion here April 2 were mourning their dead when three days later another explosion, this one in a West Virginia coal mine killed 25 miners, a deadly toll of 31 energy workers in less than a week.

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Internships may be just another word for exploitation, Labor Dept. says

The Labor Department is cracking down on unpaid internships, and it has generated a flood of comments on The New York Times web site and elsewhere. No wonder.

Honor Cesar Chavez by protecting farmworker children

Farmworker rights, civil rights groups and labor leaders are urging supporters to call their lawmakers and ask them to endorse the Children's Act for Responsible Employment.

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San Francisco hotel workers hold two-day ‘siege’

SAN FRANCISCO - The giant hotel corporations that dominate this city's top hotels may think they can hide behind the current economic crisis to force workers to accept a contract full of takeaways.

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A call for justice in the tobacco fields

Tobacco workers joined by supporters from organized labor and community organizations, marched through the streets of Winston-Salem, North Carolina yesterday.

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Chavez message is still strong

Union organizer Cesar Chavez' birthday, March 31, is celebrated in North Texas as it is across America.

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Jazz-blues opera brings ‘Forgotten’ labor history to life

In "Forgotten: The Murder at the Ford Rouge Plant," the story of unsung labor hero Lewis Bradford, Methodist minister and union organizer, comes to life in Michigan on March 26.

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The guy who delivers your mail takes a labor history tour

 More of us, those who labor for a living, need to understand our roots. Let me grab a beer as I take you on a field trip.

Contract ratified at Cleveland's MetroHealth

Declining patient volume due to the economic crisis forced workers at MetroHealth to accept some concessions in a new three-year contract that was ratified Feb. 12.

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