June

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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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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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Labor tries new tactic after defeat at Walmart

Civil rights groups and sympathetic lawmakers were prompted to draft legislation creating an alternative route for workers to get justice against Walmart.

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Texas janitors on strike

Many of the janitors employed by big corporations such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, Penzoil, Centerpoint Energy, and Reliant, do not make enough to provide food for their families.

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June 20: American Railway Union is founded in Chicago

It was the largest labor union of its time and one of the first industrial unions in the United States.

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Congress Hotel strikers on 9th anniversary: “We’re not going anyplace”

"We're not going anyplace, we're still here and we're going to be loud and proud at our protests!"

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June 19: workers, families occupy Akron, Youngstown, and Hawaii

Today in labor history ... an Occupy trio: 1934 first sit-down strike, 1937 Women's Day Massacre and 1953 four-day general strike in Hawaii.

Union and Obama super PAC buy $4 million in ads

The Service Employees and Priorities USA have bought ads in key states with Hispanic-American populations, exposing the anti-worker, anti-Hispanic record Mitt Romney.

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Chicago teachers cast overwhelming strike authorization vote

With Chicago teachers facing a hostile mayor and Chicago Board of Education in negotiations for a new contract, 90% of teachers union members have voted to authorize a strike.

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