June

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Hoffa and Brown try to put brakes on Pacific trade pact

With the Obama administration moving ahead with negotiations with Pacific Rim nations, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Teamsters President James Hoffa teamed up.

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Today in history: Civil Rights Act signed

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a historic advance for all Americans.

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Hunger strikers crusade to save Postal Service

If all else fails, try shame.

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Today in labor history: Luddites rebel against substandard work conditions

Today in labor history, the Luddites (19th century textile workers) attacked the Heathcoat and Boden's Mill, responding to substandard workplace conditions.

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Postal workers on hunger strike take aim at newspaper

After three days of starving themselves to "save a starving postal service" 10 hunger strikers today took aim at the Washington Post.

Independent union of Merck workers joins OPEIU

Affiliation with OPEIU will give more strength in representing members as part of the 108,000-member OPEIU and the support of the 13 million members of the AFL-CIO and organized labor

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Hunger strike underway in D.C.

 Planned cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that would cost more than 100,000 active workers their jobs and other cuts, prompted eight retired union Letter Carriers to begin a hunger strike in D.C. on June 25. t

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Judge sides with American Airlines, blocks employees' vote

CWA spent years contacting the customer service reps at American Airlines and was ready to hold a union election just as management took the company into bankruptcy.

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Biggest public worker union elects new president

"You provide the safe neighborhoods, you provide the good schools, you provide the hospitals. We owe you!" Biden declared.

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A win, a loss, and a toss-up for labor in Michigan

Labor won one, lost one, and had one key issue still up in the air in the latest action in the Republican-run Michigan legislature.

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