Labor News

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Firing of unionists sparks protest at public TV station

A mass firing at WHUT, the station at Washington's Howard University, sparked a mass protest at the school's opening convocation.

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Walmart associates launch first ever strike

Walmart store associates from a dozen stores in the Los Angeles area here took a historic action yesterday by holding a one-day strike.

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“Master of lies” Romney doesn’t fool workers at Bainport

Workers whose jobs are being outsourced by Bain Capital closely watched the presidential debate last night from a campsite called Bainport.

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Romney to outsourced workers: Drop dead

Workers at the "Bainport" encampment  outside the Sensata Technologies plant here are in Day 22 of their civil disobedience protest against the outsourcing of their jobs.

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Lawmakers demand that Crystal Sugar end lockout

American Crystal Sugar appears to be losing favor in Congress at a time when the company needs it most.

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Today in labor history: Singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie dies at age 55

Guthrie traveled with workers and learned their traditional songs, earning himself the nickname "Dust Bowl Troubadour."

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Protest shuts down Walmart warehouse

In a spirited act of civil disobedience, 14 clergy, labor and community leaders were arrested for blocking access to Walmart's midwestern distribution centerin Elwood, Ill.

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Fatal work injuries down slightly in 2011

The number of fatal occupational injuries nationwide dropped to 4,609 in 2011.

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Restaurant has to pay wages it stole from employee

Workers in transparent rain ponchos hand out pale yellow fliers to people preparing to enter Lee Kan's Asian Grill in the Collierville Shopping Center.


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Today in labor history: First Model T leaves the assembly line

The problems of speedup and other dangerous assembly line practices were skewered in Charlie Chaplin's classic film "Modern Times."

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