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50 arrested protesting Walmart's poverty wages

LOS ANGELES - The modern-day story of David and Goliath is playing out in cities and towns across America, and last night, on Cesar Chavez Avenue, one of the story's scenes took place when Walmart workers staged a civil disobedience action in front the retail giant's "mini" store here.

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Today in labor history: Supreme Court used Taft-Hartley Act to break a steel strike

In 1947 the 81st Congress, controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1930, overruled President Truman's veto and rammed the Taft-Hartley Law through Congress, severely limited strike activities .

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San Francisco transit workers out on strike

SAN FRANCISCO - Management refusal to negotiate on its own work rule demands - demands the unions say could impact worker safety - forced workers for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) to strike at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 18.

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D.C. unions to City Council: We’ll remember your Walmart vote

Workers citywide will remember which city council members voted for Walmart in upholding Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of legislation requiring a $12.50 minimum wage.

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Video: Flash mob steps for justice at N.C. Walmart

RALEIGH, N.C. - As Walmart workers petition managers, Sept. 5, to reinstate employees who have been unfairly treated a flash mob breaks out in a local store here.

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For dignity and higher wages, Walmart workers risk arrest

ORLANDO, Fla. - Seven members and supporters of OUR Walmart, Organization United for Respect at Walmart, were arrested here for blocking an entrance, during a protest at a Walmart in Orange County, Fla., on Sept. 5.

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Today in labor history: Paul Robeson loses passport appeal

On August 16, 1955, internationally known actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson lost his court appeal to force the U.S. State Department to grant him a passport.

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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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Workers strike as D.C. city council defies Walmart on wages

The actions reflect rising activism nationwide, as one-day strikes have hit not just fast food eateries and retailers, but Walmart and its oppressive unhealthy warehouses.

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Unions call Walmart’s Bangladesh safety pact “weak and worthless”

The pact was negotiated behind closed doors with a D.C. think tank partially funded by Walmart, without any input from workers or unions, here or in Bangladesh.

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