Today in labor history: Lucy Parsons leads march in Chicago

Parsons was described by the Chicago Police Department as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters."


Teamsters win union contract for West Coast port drivers

The Teamsters, after a long organizing campaign and extended bargaining, have won and ratified a first contract for a notable group of West Coast workers.


Teachers praise president’s gun control agenda

Leaders of the nation's two teachers unions praised President Obama and lawmakers who have unveiled comprehensive gun control proposals.


Today in labor history: Palmer Raids victims win basic right

Today in labor history, Jan. 16, 1920, thousands of immigrants, arrested during the vicious Palmer Raids, won a basic constitutional right: legal representation.


CWA loses union recognition vote at American

The Communications Workers have lost the union recognition vote by the narrow margin of 161 votes out of almost 6,000 cast.


Illinois governor waging war on public service workers

The rights of public service workers seem to be of no consequence to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.


"Solidarity Forever" completed Jan. 15, 1915

On January 15, 1915 in Chicago there was a big march on City Hall by some 1,500 jobless and hungry people demanding relief.


Workers win safety deal at Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf

In a landmark settlementwith implications for all Hyatt workers, the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf hotel has withdrawn its appeal of citations related to housekeeper injuries.


Today in labor history: 20,000 GE workers strike over health care

On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.


“Look beneath the shine,” say Nissan workers

The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan held a press conference to emphasize how the auto giant is unfairly treating its 3,300 workers at its Canton, Mississippi plant.

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