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In "right-to-work" state, T-Mobile workers struggle for right to work

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Employees at a T-Mobile call center here say they endure a constant battle against the stress that comes from unrealistic performance standards, job insecurity and humiliation.

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Today in labor history: S.C. hospital workers win union recognition strike

For over three months, 400 African-American hospital workers, mostly women, walked off their jobs in protest over discrimination and the right to form a union.

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Sweatshops in America? Yes, at T-Mobile call centers

T-Mobile call center employees are forced to work in a highly stressful setting that demands they meet unrealistic quotas with only a short amount of time to handle customer requests.

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Today in labor history: Denmark Vesey arrested for slave revolt

On June 18, 1822, slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey, Peter Poyas and others were arrested in South Carolina. Vesey was hailed as a hero by abolitionists during the Civil War, including Frederick Douglass.

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Machinists sound out Boeing workers in S.C.

The prospects of launching an organizing drive at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft construction plant in anti-union South Carolina...

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Today in labor history: Rally in support of Charleston Five

On this day in history in 2001, 5,000 demonstrators rallied in support of the Charleston Five.

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South Carolina GOP seek drug tests and benefit cuts for jobless

This week a state senate panel in South Carolina approved a bill that would force unemployed workers to take drug tests in order to qualify for unemployment benefits.

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Judge backs labor board over Boeing

A federal judge threw out a motion by Boeing to dismiss an NLRB lawsuit that charged the company with illegally punishing union workers in Washington state by moving a new production line to South Carolina.

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Machinists, labor board official say Boeing broke law

Machinist workers are gathering allies as the battle grows over a top NLRB official's statement that Boeing broke labor law by moving aircraft production to anti-union South Carolina.