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Union locals pledge to halt GOP in 2014 mid-term elections

The GOP momentum spread to states like Wisconsin, where Scott Walker quickly enacted legislation that stripped basic bargaining rights from public employees.

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If McDonald's workers get a raise, would a Big Mac cost more?

A recent study by a University of Kansas School of Business student, Arnobio Morelix, has challenged claims by fast-food giant McDonald's that raising its low-paid workers' pay is unreasonable.

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International groups to Iran’s new president: End trade union repression

CODIR's call for action has brought together major UK trade unions.

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Corporate ineptitude in Navy contract looms over union drive

Corporate ineptitude on a big U.S. Navy shipbuilding contract is looming over the latest organizing drive among Austal shipyard workers there.

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Today in labor history: The murder of Frank Little

August 1, 1917: After organizing a strike against the Anaconda Copper Company, Frank Little was dragged by six masked men from his Butte, Mont., hotel room and hung from a railroad trestle.

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Union leaders and allies arrested at Capitol immigration protest

More than 40 immigrant rights, labor, faith, and other leaders were arrested today on Capitol Hill protesting against unjust immigration policies.

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Union volunteers dig up a Minnesota graveyard

A mile or so beyond the pavement down a gravel road, the historic Kriedler Cemetery lay nestled in between farm fields and showed the wear of time.

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Danny Glover blasts worker intimidation at Nissan

Nissan is in the news and again it's for the wrong reasons.

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Today in labor history: Daniel Defoe pilloried for defending dissent

Legend has it that Defoe's poem struck such a chord with the public that they threw flowers and drank to his health.

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Palermo’s agrees to reinstate eight fired workers

The company also has agreed to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election.

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