December

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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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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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Time to repeal Taft-Hartley

It is one of those ironies of history that on December 10, 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Workers target Wawa supermarket for better wages, working conditions

About 40 farmworker allies targeted the Wawa store in an action in solidarity with Farm Labor Organizing Committee (AFL-CIO) - and workers on tobacco farms in North Carolina.

 

Union fights to save Cleveland paper

 The Newspaper Guild Local 1 is conducting a spirited campaign to Save The Plain Dealer, the city's only daily newspaper.

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San Jose marches to demand Hyatt give workers a voice

This action was part of a national week of actions that began Dec 12. at Hyatt headquarters in Chicago.

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Today in Labor History: First ever sit-down strike

On this day in 1906, the first ever sit-down strike in American history took place at the General Electric plant in Schenectady, N.Y.

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