October

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Ohio unionists want a march to protect Social Security

"Retirees are sick and tired of being scapegoats for these politicians in Washington. Social Security recipients and pensioners have already been hit hard."

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The time is now for the rights of immigrants and all workers

The time for government action is now. In the days and weeks to come, labor and immigrant rights organizations will hold more dramatic actions.

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Today in labor history: General Motors agrees to end employment discrimination

The turnaround came ten years after the commission had filed a complaint that African Americans, Latinos, other minorities, and women were being unfairly treated.

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Today in labor history: “Salt of the Earth” strike begins

The film was written/directed/produced by members of the original "Hollywood Ten," who were blacklisted for their refusal to cooperate with the government witch hunts against communists.

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Union leaders welcome end of shutdown, lifting of debt limit

Union leaders welcomed Congress' end of the two-week partial federal shutdown and the decision to suspend the nation's debt limit, thus avoiding what would have been a first-ever default.

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Fast food workers rally vs. poverty wages

Fast food workers and their supporters packed a Wendy's restaurant in Oakland Oct. 15, demanding a living wage and labor rights.

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What does AFL-CIO Convention mean to the class struggle today? Let's discuss

The AFL-CIO, the country's largest labor federation, held a groundbreaking convention in Los Angeles. Join us for a teleconference dialogue on what happened.

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Fast food giants cost America $7 billion in McTaxes

Two recently published reports shed damning light on the high cost of low wages in the fast food industry.

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Today in labor history: Black inventor Henry Blair patents cotton planter

In 1857 patent rights were denied to slaves and were restored after the Civil War. Blair died in 1860, the year the war began.

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Shutdown puts hundreds of thousands in dire straits

About half a million federal employees remain locked out of their jobs due to the shutdown.

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