April

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Obama nominee’s support for civil rights too much for GOP

Several plan to quiz Perez on his stewardship of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which he now heads.

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Unions push plan for green infrastructure jobs

 Just how old and how badly in need of upgrading is the U.S. power grid?

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Unions oppose letting Japan into trade pact

The Steelworkers, the Autoworkers and the AFL-CIO formally oppose letting Japan join talks on the latest controversial "free trade" treaty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Today in labor history: Superman, hero of downtrodden, is born

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Superman's first appearance in DC's Action Comics No. 1, published April 18, 1938.

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San Francisco Symphony musicians ratify new contract

The musicians, members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 6, overcame draconian proposals to slash pay of substitutes and extras. 

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Over labor opposition, House OKs anti-NLRB bill

Over labor and Democratic opposition, the GOP-run House has narrowly approved legislation (HR1120) to try to shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

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Boston unionists stepped up when bombs hit marathon

Police managed to peacefully disperse the massive crowd. Firefighters responded to the alarms with trucks, ambulances, EMTs, and specially trained union members.

 

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Environmental and union leaders say unity is a must

Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.

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One of the nation's longest lockouts comes to an end

Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.

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Today in labor history: A. Phillip Randolph was born

Randolph played a leading role in the fight for civil and labor rights, from the 1930s through the 1960s.

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