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Floridians put Walmart on trial

The people's verdict following the 15-minute mock trial: Guilty on all counts, including worker abuse, misuse of taxpayer funds and destroying the American economy.

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Today in labor history: KKK found guilty of conspiracy in death of Viola Liuzzo

Liuzzo, who came from a working-class Detroit family and had lived in the South as a child, traveled to Alabama after the Selma to Montgomery marches and the "Bloody Sunday" attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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Plant owner gets 20 years in slammer for workers' deaths

OSHA's investigation of the 2010 explosion at a gunpowder plant in Colebrook, N.H., resulted in the issuance of 16 willful and more than 30 serious safety violation citations, along with a $1.2 million penalty

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Buried in my grave, before I'll be a Walmart slave!

Walmart workers striking for higher wages here have added the element of song to their picketing, marching and chanting.

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Shoppers down but numbers up at Walmart protests

STERLING HEIGHTS. Mich. - While analysts are lamenting that retail sales were down at shopping malls on Black Friday, the numbers were simultaneously "up" at Walmart protests taking place the same day.

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Fast food strikes to happen in 100 cities Thursday

CHICAGO - Fast food workers in at least 100 cities are planning to walk off the job this Thursday in what organizers describe as the largest strike action yet in their drive for higher pay.

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Today in labor history: Abolitionist John Brown was hanged

On Dec. 2, 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged in Charleston, Va., for his leadership of a plot to incite slave rebellion.

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Today in labor history: Workers perform "Pins and Needles" on Broadway

Today in labor history, Nov. 27, 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, "Pins & Needles," opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies Garment Workers Union members.

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AFGE: GOP senators want to “Walmartize” workforce

Three GOP senators want to "Walmartize" federal workers by eliminating regular pensions for all new hires.

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Labor Dept. releases list of “books that shaped work in America”

The U.S. Labor Department has released a fascinating list of "books that shaped work in America."

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