Labor News

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Today in history: first U.S. postage stamps issued, and what that means

On this date in 1847, the Post Office Department (now called the U.S. Postal Service), issued its first two postage stamps.

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Obama uses Pullman monument dedication to push workers’ rights

"Dignity and opportunity aren't just gifts to be handed down by a generous government or by a generous employer.  They are rights."

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Today in African American history: Birthday of writer Alice Walker

The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia. 

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Labor-backed alliance to push bold agenda in Oregon capitol

One fourth of Oregon's workforce - 412,000 workers - are in "low-wage" occupations with a median annual income of under $12 an hour.

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‘Big Tent’ news conference shows big opposition to Fast Track, TPP

CWA is part of a 100-group coalition that is fighting back against Fast Track, and the next 100 days are critical. 

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Republican House bill cuts workers' health care coverage

Some one million workers could lose their employer-provided health insurance under a Republican bill (H.R. 30) passed by the House today.

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Sen. Harkin closes career with demand that lawmakers give workers ‘opportunity’

Closing his 40-year career on Capitol Hill, retiring Senate Labor Committee chairman Tom Harkin challenged his colleagues to give workers and all other people in the U.S. opportunity.

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Obama cancels nomination of NLRB nominee Block

In one of the first signs he may be feeling pressure from the incoming Senate Republican majority, Obama officially dumped the nomination of Sharon Block.

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Workers’ Ed Society opens in St. Louis

The St. Louis Workers' Education Society recently purchased its new headquarters - a historic, beautiful, 10,000 square-foot union hall located in south St. Louis City.

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Trumka on 9-11: Honor the victims but help those still suffering

Now more than 30,000 responders are sick and many have died from respiratory diseases and other health problems.

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