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Today in labor history: School children strike in Wales

During August and September of 1911 there were strikes by schoolchildren in at least 62 towns and cities, showing the huge impact the rail strike had within working-class communities.

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Fight for 15 marchers rally in "right-to-work" Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite temperatures pushing the century mark, striking fast-food workers and their supporters rallied for fair wages in the capital of this so-called "right-to-work" state on Aug. 29.

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Blueberry pickers strike at Labor Camp 2

When the blueberry picking started, the company fired Federico Lopez on July 10 for asking for a wage raise, and workers went on strike on July 11 to get his job back.

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Today in labor history: U.S. tries to overthrow workers' government in Russia

On Sept. 4, 1918, U.S. troops landed at Archangel, in northern Russia, seeking to overthrow the new workers' government that had ousted the czar a year earlier.

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Steelworker runs for Ohio council seat

BROOKLYN, Ohio - When Republicans in the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 5, designed to wipe out public workers' pensions, in 2011, it was personal for young Marc Bukszar.

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Fast food workers' strike is "March on Corporate America"

At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."

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Today in labor history: National Association of Letter Carriers founded

With sixty carriers attending from eighteen states, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was founded in a meeting hall above Schaefer's saloon in Milwaukee, on August 29, 1889.

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Fire Fighter leader blasts hypocritical politicians

The nation's politicians, from the federal government on down to city halls, are hypocritical in praising Fire Fighters and other first responders, then cutting public safety budgets.

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St. Louis fast food workers fight discrimination

St. Louis fast-food chains - among others across the nation - are attempting to intimidate low-wage activists, as they gear up for the nationwide strike. planned for this Thursday, August 29.

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Given three years to live, he fights to save co-workers

OSHA announced a new proposed federal rule - long pushed by the Steelworkers and other unions - to cut down worker exposure to silica. OSHA estimated the rule would prevent 700 deaths yearly.

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