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Blankenship verdict: guilty on misdemeanor, innocent on felony charges

The conspiracy charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum of one-year in jail and possible fines amounting to twice the financial gain resulting from the safety conspiracy.

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Today in labor history: 400 Black women strike over wages, conditions

Writing in The Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois described the upsurge among Black women and men tobacco workers as part of the great industrial union organizing drives.

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Right to work for less amendment blocked in Virginia

The radical right, big business and GOP coalition that pushes right to work for less legislation suffered a setback in Virginia in late January.

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Mine workers: Federal mine safety agency's deficiencies helped lead to fatal disaster

Mine Workers Pres. Cecil Roberts adds the agency was also victim of lack of funds and mis-directed priorities imposed by the GOP Bush government in the years before the blast.

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U. Virginia students on solidarity hunger strike

Students at the University of Virginia this morning began the 12th day of their hunger strike in support of higher wages for university workers.

Miners demand prosecution of Massey execs

Mine workers are now demanding criminal prosecution of 18 Massey Coal Company executives - including retired CEO Don Blankenship - for "industrial homicide."

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IKEA workers win their union

In a 221-69 vote, workers at the IKEA Swedwood plant here voted to have the Machinists union become their official representative.

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Danville IKEA workers voting today on union

An election today at IKEA's Swedwood furniture plant will determine whether workers at the plant will have a union to represent them.

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IKEA stacks deck against union backers

IKEA agreed to a union election date, but only after adding "team captains" to the pool in a move the Machinists union says is aimed at influencing the vote.

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Bus drivers fed up, locked out, then fired

On June 13, the bus drivers of AFSCME Local 3001, who drive the Arlington County, Va., buses, made the declaration that they have had enough.

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