February

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Today in women’s history: Suffrage supporters march in D.C

On March 3, 1913 supporters of the right of women to vote marched in Washington D.C., disprupting the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson.

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Navy hired company blocking union organizing rights

An Australian ship building company in Mobile, Ala., hired by the Navy is forcing workers to follow bad construction plans and, at the same time, is blocking their effort to unionize.

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Union leaders hail Obama infrastructure push

"The president wants to push for public and private infrastructure investment, we say bring it on. Union workers stand ready to meet the needs of the largest project you can think up."

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OSHA goes after Ohio Bell for punishing injured workers

OSHA is really pissed off at Ohio Bell, especially when it disciplines workers for reporting on-the-job injuries that would be considered "little things."

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Faculty in tough negotiations at Harris-Stowe State U

"It often feels like students are an afterthought and professors are an inconvenience."

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Union appeals Chattanooga vote loss, cites GOP lawmakers' interference

 The UAW have filed formal unfair labor practices charges with the National Labor Relations Board concerning their narrow loss in the union recognition vote.

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Labor’s Southern strategy finds a focus in Texas

Thiry-four percent of Houston's children live in poverty. Overall, 22 percent of the people live below the official poverty level, with racial minorities the hardest hit.

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Altoona nurses strike to put “Patients before profits”

Hundreds of nurses, hospital workers and supporters hit the picket line in the bitter cold here, Feb. 11.

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Today in black history: First black U.S. Senator sworn in

On February 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first black U.S. Senator.

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Today in black history: Andrew Johnson impeached

On Feb. 24, 1868 the House voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States.

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