Labor News

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the attack on public workers

As we celebrate the life and historic contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., public workers are under fierce attack across the country.

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African union leader sees similarities with U.S. South

"We have to join together to fight this capitalist scourge; people are living as slaves and children are being used as laborers."

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At Legislative Conference, jobs for all is the priority

The workshop on full employment at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference of the CBCF was the most important one of all.

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Report: To succeed, labor must be authentically inclusive

"Black workers have been, for the working class as a whole, the canary in the mine."

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Black union leaders speak out on labor movement’s future

A new 35-page white paper, "A Future for Workers: A Contribution From Black Labor," was released by the Black Labor Collaborative.

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Today in labor history: black farmer union leader murdered by sheriff’s posse

He was murdered by a heavily armed white mob organized by the sheriff.

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May Day solidarity marches bring thousands to LA streets

Marchs were held all over LA in support of worker rights, immigration reform, lives matter, police transparency, economic rights, and civil rights.

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Trumka singles out fight against racism as key to raising wages

"Racism and dog whistle politics is being used to keep us all divided, and that division holds back our ability to win wage increases and improve our standard of living."

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Today in African American history: An important birthday

What you may not realize is that the founding of the NAACP took place, significantly on Abraham Lincoln's centennial birthdate, in 1909.

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Today in African American history: Birthday of writer Alice Walker

The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia. 

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