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Today in labor history: Rosie the Riveter dies at 77

Rose Will Monroe, who became famous as "Rosie the Riveter," died on May 31, 1997. During World War II, Monroe went to work in the aircraft industry as a riveter making parts for military airplanes.

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Today in labor history: Big Bill Haywood tried for murder

On this day in 1907, union organizer Big Bill Haywood went on trial accused of an explosion that resulted in the death of Frank Steunenberg.

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May Day 2013: Workers march all over the world

May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.

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Another Bangladesh factory collapse: Hundreds of casualties

Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.

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Sumi Abedin, survivor of Bangladesh factory fire, tours U.S. (with video)

When fire broke out the supervisors told the female employees to return to work but smoke soon filled the factory.

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Wage gap widening, unionization declining worldwide

Declining unionization and increasing globalization are two key factors that are widening wage gaps between the rich and everyone else.

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Union hopes $4 billion fine will force change at BP

Steelworkers Vice President Gary Beevers hopes the record fine and criminal charge pleas by British Petroleum will finally force the oil industry to take safety seriously.

Labor journalists gather in Washington

Journalists who cover the labor movement, labor leaders and even a U.S. Department of Labor top official attended the International Labor Communication Association's annual awards ceremony here Nov. 19.

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