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Kellogg's lockout of bakery workers headed for court

The NLRB seeks a court injunction ordering Kellogg's to take the workers back and bargain in good faith with their BCTGM, locked out last Oct.

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Today in labor history: Mass. first state to pass minimum wage

"The industry employing her is in receipt of the working energy of a human being at less than its cost, and to that extent is parasitic."

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In LA and Illinois, unions fight legal battles vs. pension cuts

The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.

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Today in labor history: Tule Lake internment camp opens

Tule Lake was the largest and most conflict-ridden of the ten War Relocation Authority camps used to carry out the government's system of exclusion and detention of persons of Japanese descent.

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NLRB heads to court to stop Kellogg’s lockout of Memphis workers

The decision to head for court “recognizes Kellogg’s illegal positions and iron-fisted conduct were so destructive to these workers’ rights ."

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Right wing legal schemes may enmesh UAW Volkswagen rerun vote case

The tangle over UAW's loss at Chattanooga is important to workers nationwide because this union recognition election saw massive anti-union intervention by outside-funded right wing groups.

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Today in black history: Medgar Evers’ killer convicted

White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred.

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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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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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