June

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Today in labor history: Eugene Debs initiates boycott against Pullman railroad

The American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, initiated a boycott against the Pullman Palace Car Company.

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Netroots grassroots: Progressive Caucus launches “Raise Up America” drive

"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."

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Neighbors turn out for fired Domino’s worker

The campaign for $15 an hour or $12 with benefits has been going on for several months now.

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James Dolan, the Knicks, and the Cablevision 99

James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has often faced criticism for his front office decision making and the team's lack of on-court success.

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Teachers’ unions push Congress for broader measures of pupil progress

"We believe all children deserve great schools, and Congress must make the investments so we are ensuring opportunity for all children, not exacerbating current inequities."

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Trumka says a worldwide New Deal is needed

Europe's present experience, past world history, and U.S. federal budget cutting show that "austerity doesn't work" as a way to pull the U.S. and the world out of the Great Recession.

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Teamsters voting on UPS pacts

Teamsters are voting on new contracts with UPS. They cover 250,000 workers, making them the largest private-sector bargaining agreements in the U.S.

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Anti-union greed the killer in Philly building collapse

Six people who died here June 5 have been described as being "of different backgrounds and classes."

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U.S. poor are in free fall

The level of income inequality stretches much higher in the United States than in the other developed countries. Now it's gone off the chart.

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Target stores the target of two-day strike

Workers who clean Target and other retail stores in the Twin Cities held a two-day strike.

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