Labor News

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Today in labor history: Steinbeck wins Pulitzer for "The Grapes of Wrath"

The book combines simple, plainspoken language and compelling plot with rich description, one of Steinbeck's most effective works of social commentary.

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Okla. governor bars cities from setting minimum wage

Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill prohibiting cities, counties, and their citizens the right to set a mandatory minimum wage.

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Today in labor history: Devastating Oklahoma City bombing

The Oklahoma explosion (caused by a detonated truck bomb) took 168 lives including 19 children, and injured 680 people.

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Amid racism and shootings, labor fights back

A series of shootings in Tulsa's Greenwood area has once again raised concerns over escalating racial tensions.

Oklahoma repeals collective bargaining for city workers

Oklahoma is expected to pass a measure that would repeal the rights of non-uniformed state employees to bargain for their wages and working conditions.

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Oklahoma honors labor culture

Last week's Laborfest was a first effort dedicated "to showing Oklahomans the rich history and future of the labor movement in our state," and indeed, Oklahomans have bragging rights.

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There they go again! GOP denies jobless benefits to thousands

When Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma left for his "Spring Break" on March 29, he also left some 200,000 jobless Americans without badly needed money to provide for their families.