Labor News

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Today in labor history: Activist Agnes Nestor born

On June 24, 1880, labor and women's rights activist Agnes Nestor was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She moved to Chicago in 1897 and started working at the age of 14 in the glove industry 

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Netroots grassroots: Progressive Caucus launches “Raise Up America” drive

"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."

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Today in labor history: American Railway Union founded

On this day in 1893, the American Railway Union - one of the first industrial unions in the United States - was founded.

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Service Employees plan massive response to GOP’s immigrant bashing

"If they thought 2012 was bad" in terms of the tide of Latino votes against the GOP, "wait 'till 2014 and 2016."

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Neighbors turn out for fired Domino’s worker

The campaign for $15 an hour or $12 with benefits has been going on for several months now.

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Today in labor history: The 1937 "Women's Day Massacre"

On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.

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Walker’s anti-union law heads for new test in court

Here we go again in Wisconsin: Right-wing Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union law is headed for another test in the state's Supreme Court.

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Immigration reform advocates say more protection needed for guest workers

Advocates for workers' rights are ramping up pressure to include stronger provisions to protect guest workers from abuse in any new immigration reform legislation.

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Hearings held on ‘right-to-work’ in Ohio

The Manufacturing & Workforce Development Committee of the Ohio legislature, unanimously voted to table three so-called 'right-to-work' bills.

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James Dolan, the Knicks, and the Cablevision 99

James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has often faced criticism for his front office decision making and the team's lack of on-court success.

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