January

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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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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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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: New Orleans slave uprising

The revolt consisted of somewhere between 300-500 people.

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Today in labor history: Labor radical Tom Mooney freed

Radical labor activist Tom Mooney, accused of a murder by bombing in San Francisco, was pardoned and freed after 22 years in San Quentin.

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