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Walmart warehouse workers win $4.68 million settlement

"Over five years workers were shorted overtime and regular pay, they were denied rest breaks and meal breaks as required by the law."

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Eugene Debs: Dreaming of a red Christmas

It's worthwhile to remember Christmas 1921, the day that arguably the most successful socialist in American history, Eugene Debs, was released from prison.

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Community to casino: Stop harassing your workers!

Clergy and community leaders from Chicago and the northwest suburbs delivered a petition today signed by 33 allies supporting employees at the Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

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D.C. Council votes to support minimum wage hike to $11.50

The vote comes on the heels of two Maryland suburbs minimum wage increase votes.

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Today in labor history: Wright brothers make first flight

At 10:35 a.m. on this day in 1903, Orville Wright flew the Flyer over 120 feet of ground for 12 seconds.

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Amazon workers battle their bosses in Seattle and Germany

Thus far, Amazon's anti-union bias has thwarted any attempts by its U.S. warehouse workers to have a union.

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Today in labor history: Beethoven’s music belongs to all of us

He was a brilliant pianist and one of the most famous and influential of all composers.

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Union seeks more than just shutdown of 52 bad bus firms

The government's shutdown of 52 intercity and tour bus companies for unsafe conditions is welcome, but does not solve the basic industry ills.

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Domino’s agrees to reinstate 25 fired in New York

"Because of this agreement, 25 workers will be back to work in time for the holidays."

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When miners’ children died: Italian Hall massacre, 100 years later

The disaster shook the people of Calumet and surrounding communities in the copper-rich Keweenaw region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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