Labor News

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Danny Glover tells young unionists they are making history

"Each generation makes its own history... We need your voices here now more than ever."

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Young Workers Summit feels the jolt of young labor activism

"America is begging for change on a grand scale; the kind of change that, quite frankly, has always been led by young people."

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“Next Up” young workers to map strategy in Chicago

Over 1,000 young union members, students, and community activists will meet to map out strategies.

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Walmart workers start to walk off job nationwide

"From Ferguson to Bentonville and across the country, black youth, Walmart workers, and allies are self-organizing to fight back."

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Today in labor history: end of the "Vietnam era"

On May 7, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the "Vietnam era."

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SEIU's Henry: Unions need new approaches to attract youth

The nation's unions need new approaches to recruit and retain younger workers, Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry says.

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Today in labor history: Popular Socialist Youth formed

On November 18, 1944 in Cuba, the Popular Socialist Youth was founded, as a continuation of the Cuban Revolutionary Youth.

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Today in labor history: School children strike in Wales

During August and September of 1911 there were strikes by schoolchildren in at least 62 towns and cities, showing the huge impact the rail strike had within working-class communities.

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Pro-union panelists call for labor outreach to blacks and youth

"Our issues can be overcome.  Diversity is a great strength."

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Today in labor history: University of Alabama desegregated

Fifty years ago today, two Black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, walked through the doors of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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