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Chicago teachers: “Assault on public education needs to end here”

"We didn't start this fight; the assault on public education started here and it needs to end here," declared Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Today in labor history: Miners win landmark 1897 strike

On Sept. 11, 1897, thousands of coal miners ended a 10-week strike after winning an eight-hour day, semi-monthly pay, and abolition of company stores.

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Steelworkers prevail in contentious negotiations

"Our members' unwavering solidarity throughout the bargaining process in the face of management's high-risk scare tactics and demands for major cutbacks has been rewarded."

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USW and big steel firms: pact with U.S. Steel, talks continue with Arcelor-Mittal

Contract negotiations between the United Steel Workers and two of the nation's largest steelmakers, took two different directions right around Labor Day.

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Today in Labor History: H.R. 15316 signed into law on September 7, 1916

Federal employees won the right to receive Workers' Compensation insurance coverage in1916.

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Today in labor history: New York’s first Labor Day parade

The Sept. 5, 1882 parade had nearly 30,000 marchers, who demanded fair working conditions, including the eight-hour work day.

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Unionists in Tampa describe a Romney dystopia

On the third day of the GOP convention,  AFL-CIO marchers painted a picture of what would be a nightmare scenario in America if Mitt Romney were to be elected president.

GOP wants government to turn its back on us

The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.

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Romney opposes bargaining rights for fire fighters and police

Romney's statement, in a written response to an FOP questionnaire, is in line with his attempt, as Massachusetts governor, to strip Fire Fighters and police officers throughout the state of their collective bargaining rights.

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Tampa workers descend on Bain-owned company

Some 200 workers protested outside the Bloomin' Brands corporate headquarters demanding that Bain Capital pay its workers more and stop outsourcing jobs.

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