Labor News

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Today in labor history: Ford goes to revolutionary Russia

On May 30, 1929, the Ford Motor Company signed a technical assistance contract to produce cars in the newly industrializing Soviet Union.

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Today in labor history: Farm Workers win after 17-year boycott

On May 29, 1996, the United Farm Workers of America reached agreement on a contract for 450 lettuce harvesters, ending a 17-year-long boycott.

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Union protests Obama's nomination of Pritzker

Saying Hyatt Hotel magnate Penny Pritzker destroys jobs,  Unite Here members crowded into the back of a Senate hearing room to show the union opposes her nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary.

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Race to the bottom for sweatshop workers

Minimum wage workers, earning $74 a month were beaten by riot police for a protest demanding a $14 a month raise.

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Today in labor history: Rochester general strike

The strike was precipitated when city workers were summarily fired after attempting to form a union.

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14 United Mine Workers arrested in protest

More than 4,500 members and supporters of the United Mine Workers marched and rallied in downtown St. Louis on May 21.

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Walker not welcome in Connecticut!

"Not only did I lose my job, many people with an education are unemployed in Wisconsin because there are no jobs to be had now. Scott Walker, go home!"

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California launches innovative plan to expand voter registration

California's Secretary of State is designating the state's new Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, as a voter registration agency under the National Voter Registration Act.

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AFL-CIO hails vote on immigration bill, vows work to improve

"This reflects an enormous step toward healing an injustice, the deportation crisis that has wrecked families, communities, and workplaces for far too long."

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Catholic “union” refuses to back Carla Hale, but AFL-CIO will

The AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for Central Ohio, meanwhile, unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution this past week supporting Hale in her fight to be reinstated.

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