August

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Chicago rail workers to vote on joining IWW

Mobile Rail fired three workers on July 26 and 29 after they complained to OSHA about job safety problems. All are IWW supporters. 

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Miners' protest against Peabody continues despite settlement

The union is continuing its fight for retired miners and their families in the courts, in Congress and through community action.

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Today in labor history: Seattle Post-Intelligencer strike takes place

The Post-Intelligencer is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which, at the time, was notorious for anti-unionism and anti-communism.

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Walmart workers group happy about deal imposed on retail giant

"This settlement will help keep thousands of exposed Walmart workers safe and healthy on the job."

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United Mine Workers of America reaches settlement with Patriot Coal

"After several weeks of nearly around-the-clock negotiations, I believe we have reached something that can be taken to the membership for ratification."

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Lawmakers hit offshoring of call center jobs

"Companies that choose to outsource American call center jobs overseas should forfeit their eligibility for federal financial assistance."

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Labor going all out for “jobs and freedom” on Aug. 24

The nation's unions plan a massive presence at the 50th commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King's famous 1963 March on Washington.

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It's official: UFCW formally rejoins AFL-CIO

Citing the AFL-CIO's new dynamism and activism, UFCW formally rejoined the labor federation on August 8, leaving Change To Win, but not its organizing institute.

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Today in labor history: California school workers organize union

On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.

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Today in labor history: Mexican leader Emilano Zapata born

Zapata headed the land reform struggles of Mexican farmers and was a leader of the Mexican revolution.

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