Labor News

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Today in labor history: U.S. tries to overthrow workers' government in Russia

On Sept. 4, 1918, U.S. troops landed at Archangel, in northern Russia, seeking to overthrow the new workers' government that had ousted the czar a year earlier.

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Today in labor history: First African-American pilot recognized posthumously

Bullard was rejected by the U.S. Army Air Service because only white pilots were allowed to serve.

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Santa Clara council backs Hyatt workers

Dozens of Hyatt workers and community supporters packed the City Council chambers on Monday to speak in favor of a resolution.

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Philadelphia charter school teachers rally for unionization

"Having the support of parents, alumni, teachers, and community groups means so much. We are forming a union to provide a better education for our students."

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Painters uncover serious lead poisoning threat to St. Louis kids

The St. Louis city school system hired the prime contractor, Raineri Construction, to renovate the two schools where there are special facilities for pregnant teens.

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Walmart workers group happy about deal imposed on retail giant

"This settlement will help keep thousands of exposed Walmart workers safe and healthy on the job."

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Doesn’t feel like shared sacrifice to Detroit’s pensioners

"We have retirees who are in their eighties and nineties - are they supposed to get a job?"

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Immigration reform advocates speak out at AFL-CIO headquarters

People all over the U.S. must pressure the GOP-run U.S. House to approve comprehensive immigration reform.

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Steelworkers oppose using Chinese steel for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Another local transit agency is repairing another big well-known U.S. bridge using Chinese steel, and thus not U.S. steel or steelworkers.

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AFL-CIO hits Obama’s postponement of employer health care mandate

The AFL-CIO is upset by the latest health care development: a one-year postponement of another key section, the employer mandate.

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