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Oregon contractor broke labor law, NLRB rules for union painters

The firm violated federal labor law 18 separate ways, and now must make amends.

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Today in labor history: Harvey Milk elected to office

On this day in 1977 Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He was the first openly gay person elected to public office in California.

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“We are dying to get paid!”: R.I.P. workers’ dreams

Hundreds of workers and community members filled Los Angeles City Council Chambers on Oct. 29 and built a wage theft cemetery in front of City Hall.

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Recycling workers say "enough!"

Within days of each other last week, two groups of Northern California recycling workers declared they'd had enough of what they see as regimes of indignity and discrimination.

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Wisconsin’s Walker worries as workers organize

In U.S. elections, incumbent governors have an 80 percent chance of being re-elected. So why is Scott Walker having such a difficult time convincing voters to give him a second term?

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Labor making intensive final push for Election Day, Nov. 4

Backed by radio ads from the AFL-CIO and several top unions, workers and their allies mounted a final intensive political push in the week before the Nov. 4 election.

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Today in labor history: Nat Turner captured

On this day in 1831, Nat Turner, leader of one of the largest slave revolts in U.S. history was captured.

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Today in labor history: International Labour Organization conference in D.C.

The ILO was established on the premise that universal, lasting peace could be established only if based on social justice

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AFL-CIO rallies Georgia voters for Nov. 4

The AFL-CIO's determination to advance the struggle in southern red electoral states came alive Sunday, Oct. 26, with a Get Out the Vote rally.

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Labor aims to unseat McConnell, block GOP power grab

"There is no better fighter for America's middle class, for America's working people than Alison Lundergan Grimes," Warren told the crowd of IBEW union members.

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