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Young workers are hot topic at labor journalists meet

LOS ANGELES - Young workers were the hot topic at a gathering of labor journalists in town to cover what many expect to be an historic AFL-CIO convention next week.

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June 19: workers, families occupy Akron, Youngstown, and Hawaii

Today in labor history ... an Occupy trio: 1934 first sit-down strike, 1937 Women's Day Massacre and 1953 four-day general strike in Hawaii.

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Teamsters ratify new contract with Sotheby's, ending 10-month lockout

The 42 Teamsters who work as art handlers for the famed Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan overwhelmingly ratified a new 3-year contract with the firm on May 31, ending the company's 10-month lockout.

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Occupy generation learns from labor history

The success or failure of the American labor movement in the 21st century will be the work of the young.

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CWA rallies for contracts at AT&T

Hundreds of AT&T workers and their families filled the New Haven Green Saturday with a sea of red t-shirts and Communications Workers of America signs.

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Can labor recover from its critics? A reply to Francis Fox-Piven

The labor movement has more than its share of critics. It seems like nearly everyone is ready to give it advice, whether solicited or not.

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Tents return as Occupy Atlanta protests AT&T layoffs

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson received $27 million last year and the telecommunications giant saw its revenues soar to $126.7 billion.

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Structural crisis exposes neoliberalism as disaster

It would be wrong to simply characterize this global economic crisis as only cyclical in nature.

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Domestic Workers United, Occupy Wall Street oppose Keystone XL pipeline

Domestic Workers United, which the AFL-CIO recently honored, and Occupy Wall Street, the anti-greed grass-roots movement labor backs, decided to oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

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Detroit labor says we are the 99 percent

Labor came out in a huge way to lend their support to Occupy Detroit this past Sunday, Nov. 6.

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