Labor News


Today in labor history: Bob Marley, champion of the oppressed, is born

Bob Marley, who introduced reggae to the world and gave voice to the passion of oppressed people, was born 68 years ago in the Jamaican village of Nine Mile.


Public pressure stops Walmart land purchase

Walmart lost a major battle to build a 130,000 square foot supercenter in Southfield, as the City Council voted to not rezone a land parcel the big box giant wanted.


Today in labor history: People's poet Robert Burns is born

Along with memorable love poems - he was quite a ladies' man - Burns celebrated the lowly and downtrodden.


Despite "right to work," union organizing not letting up in Michigan

Tea Party Republicans should have witnessed what took place last night at the Cesar Chavez Academy, a large for-profit charter school in Southwest Detroit.


"Unfinished Business": Unique exhibit presents domestic workers' stories

She needed a notebook more than food. It would save her sanity and soul.


Today in labor history: Workers perform "Pins and Needles" on Broadway

Nov. 27, 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, "Pins & Needles," opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies Garment Workers Union members.


Video: Nationwide actions greet Walmart on Black Friday

Actions ranged from picket lines to in-store actions.


Indy stands up for Walmart workers

Nearly 40 community and union members showed up at an East Side Walmart here to show solidarity with the store's workers.


Walmart workers strike on Black Friday

The walkout was one of dozens against the retail giant across the nation protesting Walmart's bully tactics aimed at silencing the "OUR Walmart" worker upsurge.


OURWalmart and allies protest Walmart in Orlando

Walmart workers and labor and community allies held a protest at an east Orlando Walmart on Black Friday. The action was one of hundreds organized around the country.

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