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Today in labor history: Superman, hero of downtrodden, is born

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Superman's first appearance in DC's Action Comics No. 1, published April 18, 1938.

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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.

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Connecticut artists urge voters to come out

As Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z and Beyonce campaign for Barack Obama in swing states, Connecticut performing and visual artists are reaching out to voters here.

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Today in Labor History: "The Jungle" published

Upton Sinclair, a poor young socialist determined to do his part to make a better world, wrote his incredible book in the tarpaper shack that was his home.

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Union, civil rights struggles converge in songfest

Among the traditional union singers were professionals Matt Taylor of New Mexico, JD Thompson of Oklahoma, and Kenny Winfree of Tennessee.

TV, radio artists to vote on new pact with networks

The contract covers performers, recording artists and other broadcast professionals who work for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

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New York City Opera contract talks in crisis

New York City Opera, one of the city's cultural treasures, stood at a crossroads this week, after contract talks broke down Nov. 30 between management and its two main unions.

National Writers Union fights for writers in Internet age

Whole industries have grown up which hire writers into "content farms," paying them pennies to create verbal statements on virtually every subject.