December

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Unions hit GOP on Sandy aid

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka termed Boehner's decision "a slap in the face." Others were more caustic.

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Today in labor history: Starving farmers demand food

In the depths of the Great Depression, some 500 farmers marched into the town of England, Ark., to demand food for their starving families.

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Courts remain key to advancing workers’ rights

If you think courts aren't important to workers, then unions in Wisconsin, Alaska and Texas have a blunt message for you: Wrong.

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East and Gulf Coast dockworkers postpone strike

The strike by dock workers could have frozen business at every port from Boston to Houston.

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Today in Labor History: Miners' union formed

It was the first attempt to found a national miner's union.

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NLRB overturns union-busting policy

In a landmark decision the National Labor Relations Board threw out a 50-year precedent and took away a powerful weapon employers have had.

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Postal workers' hunger strike over, victory declared

The hunger strikers called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the prefunding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.

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Interfaith group urges vigils for Walmart supply chain workers

The same weekend as U.S. Walmart workers went on a Black Friday strike 112 garment workers were killed in a fire in Bangladesh.

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"Unfinished Business": Unique exhibit presents domestic workers' stories

She needed a notebook more than food. It would save her sanity and soul.

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Today in labor history: 2005 New York transit workers strike

On December 20, 2005, thousands of workers began what was to be a three-day strike of the New York City transit system over retirement, pension and wage issues.

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