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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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SEIU, AFT join coalition to stop job discrimination vs. gays

"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."

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Today in labor history: S.C. hospital workers win union recognition strike

For over three months, 400 African-American hospital workers, mostly women, walked off their jobs in protest over discrimination and the right to form a union.

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Today in labor history: Mary McLeod Bethune born

Mary McLeod Bethune, one of our great civil rights leaders, was born July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents were former slaves.

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Ohio unions back fired teacher Carla Hale, LGBT rights

Organized labor has weighed in on the side of LGBT rights in central Ohio, starting with the strong support given to discharged teacher Carla Hale.

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Today in labor history: Stonewall sparks gay rights movement

Forty four years ago today the Stonewall demonstrations broke out in New York City,

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The Dream lives on, but we must fight for it

In a five-to-four decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the formula in Section 4 of the 1965 Civil Rights Act was unconstitutional.

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Labor spells out what “must” be in immigration bill

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has laid down, in detail, what the federation wants - and doesn't want - in the legislation.

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Today in labor history: Supreme Court ends laws against interracial marriage

The case was brought forth by Richard and Mildred Loving, who were imprisoned for one year for marrying in the state of Virginia.

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Today in labor history: University of Alabama desegregated

Fifty years ago today, two Black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, walked through the doors of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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