January

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Today in Labor History: 12,000 on strike in Texas

On this day in 1938, 12,000 pecan shellers in San Antonio, Texas, went on strike in 400 locations.

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Mississippi Nissan workers "honor democracy" with fight for union

Organizing Canton could be a stepping-stone to organizing the South's growing auto industry. "This particular campaign is beneficial both for the nation and for the world."

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CPUSA leader turns up the volume on labor’s future

A crowd heard Communist Party Labor Commission Chair Scott Marshall's take on how he sees these issues fit into the macro-challenges facing labor movement today.

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Germans say Americans need “attitude shift” about work

Remaking the U.S. workforce to make it more competitive in the 21st century will take an attitude shift by companies, students, and their parents.

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Single-payer health care advocates plan new campaign

Some 200 union advocates of single-payer government-run national health care met in Chicago in mid-January to plan their next moves.

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Harkin, Senate Labor Committee chairman, to retire

Senate Labor Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said on Jan. 26 that he would not seek re-election next year.

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Unions and allies to GOP: Stop holding Americans hostage!

The two top Illinois labor leaders were joined by policy experts to demand closing tax loopholes for Wall Street and the richest two percent of Americans.

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Today in labor history: Gravediggers’ strike ends

Nearly 1,100 burials were delayed after negotiations between the two groups broke down and workers were locked out of the association's 26 cemeteries.

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Public pressure stops Walmart land purchase

Walmart lost a major battle to build a 130,000 square foot supercenter in Southfield, as the City Council voted to not rezone a land parcel the big box giant wanted.

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Union leaders endorse immigration reform framework, but devil is in the details

Top union leaders joined Obama in Las Vegas to endorse an immigration reform framework that a bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled the day before.

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