April

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Protests force feds to back down on airplane knives

Union protests forced the Obama administration's TSA to yank its plan to let airplane passengers bring small knives aboard planes.

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Chicago fast food and retail workers walk out

They've dubbed their push The Fight for $15 campaign after their aim of winning $15 an hour for workers.

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Another Bangladesh factory collapse: Hundreds of casualties

Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.

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Today in labor history: Irish launch “Easter Rising”

The Irish Republican Brotherhood launched the "Easter Rebellion," an armed uprising against oppressive British rule.

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Union leaders reiterate support for immigration reform

Union leaders have strongly supported comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to eventual legalization and citizenship for 11 million undocumented people.

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Mexican union leader: Corruption stripping workers of their dignity

 

The president of Mexico's National Union of Miners, Metalworkers and Steelworkers, known as Los Mineros, reveals the government and business rot in detail.


 

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Today in labor history: First Earth Day teach-in held

The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

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An open letter to the coal companies

Positions of authority, millions of dollars of personal wealth, slick public relations consultants, $1,000 per hour lawyers, privilege, and power cannot conceal the true purpose of this bankruptcy.

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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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Today in labor history: Devastating Oklahoma City bombing

The Oklahoma explosion (caused by a detonated truck bomb) took 168 lives including 19 children, and injured 680 people.

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