Labor News

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Coming in October: North American Labor History Conference

Started in 1979, Detroit's annual Labor History Conference has continuously brought pressing issues faced by the worldwide working class to the front of academic scholarship.

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Today in labor history: Huge Solidarity Day march in Washington

Hundreds of thousands of union members marched past the White House to protest Ronald Reagan's union-busting.

 

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Today in labor history: Racists bomb Birmingham church, kill 4 children

The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Why labor has stake in fighting for racial equality

"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."

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Letter Carriers honor heroes for foiling child molester

All the honorees are examples of "courage, compassion and dedication or all three," said Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando.

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State high courts tackle workers’ issues

What workers win at the bargaining table can be and often is yanked away by men and women in black robes - or sometimes it can be restored by them, too.

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Wages: How low can you go?

Whenever the subject of raising hourly pay to a livable level comes up in Los Angeles, you can expect two stalwart foes: The Chamber of Commerce and the Central City Association.

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Savoring burgers and labor victories

Of course, these victories did not happen just because a bunch of religious folks showed up to press an issue of justice, but because everyone worked together.

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Battle of the overpass: Henry Ford, the UAW, and the power of the press

Henry Ford in particular was the poster child of anti-unionism in the heady days of strikes and strife, preferring profits over workers' rights.

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The Democracy Initiative: A national campaign caught fire

The CWA created the Democracy Initiative after seeing how a combination of political factors combined to thwart pro-democracy/pro-worker legislation and initiatives.

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