January

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Pitney Bowes pays lawmakers to push privatizing Post Office

Under this plan, financed by Pitney Bowes, the entire Postal Service would become a series of private companies.

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Wisconsin dairy workers lose their livelihoods

Wisconsin is the state known as 'America's Dairyland', but this month it ran out of milk.

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Zero troops in Afghanistan is the right number

Afghan president Hamid Karzai visited Washington to hammer out the framework for a long-term relationship with the United States.

Union pleased with bus ban but says fatigue is the issue

The Amalgamated Transit Union commended the Transportation Department for ordering a charter bus company off the road after a crash in Oregon.

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Today in labor history: Bread and Roses strike

On this day in 1912 the "Bread and Roses" textile strike began in Lawrence, Mass.

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Letter Carriers slam new federal report on postal service

A new federal report on the financial ills of the U.S. Postal Service  is a reiteration of previous justifications for huge agency prepayments of future retirees' health care costs.

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Today in Labor History: Greed and the Pemberton Mill disaster

In the worst industrial disaster in Mass. state history, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence collapsed on January 10, 1860, trapping 900 workers, most of them recent immigrants, many women and children

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Labor Secretary Solis resigns, Trumka lauds her service

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who repeatedly declared herself "the new sheriff in town" on behalf of workers the last four years, resigned her position on Jan. 9.

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Today in Labor History: Tenant farmers sit down in highway

On this day in 1939, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union led 1,700 farm families in the Missouri Highway Sit-down.

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Michigan mayor spearheads push vs. “right to work”

Michigan's new Right to Work law has angered many in Michigan, including Warren Mayor Jim Fouts.

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