Labor News

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Today in labor history: Workers take part in protest against bank

On this day in 1963, in East St. Louis, Illinois, 200 people - 170 of them female, and majority African-American - engaged in a sit-in protest.

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Today in labor history: Roosevelt signs Social Security Act

In the aftermath of the Great Depression during which poverty encompassed 60 percent of the senior population, Social Security was a major plank of Roosevelt's "New Deal."

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Golden Gate Bridge workers authorize a strike

The 450 workers in the 13 unions that comprise the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition have authorized a strike if a new agreement cannot be reached.

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Today in labor history: Zeigfield Follies chorus girls form union

It happened on August 12, 1919. The chorus girls in his Ziegfeld Follies formed their own union, the Chorus Equity Association. 

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Today in labor history: Voting Rights Act signed

It has been a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, by ensuring that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote.

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Unionized ironworkers aid non-union jobless

 The Ironworkers are trying to find jobs for 280 non-union colleagues left high and dry without pay when a large non-union Michigan contractor suddenly shut its doors.

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For Steelworkers, one lockout ends, another begins

"It appears Honeywell is more interested in intimidating our members with a show of force than in bargaining for a settlement."

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Judge orders Kellogg's to take locked out workers back

A federal judge in Memphis, Tenn., has ordered Kellogg's to take back the 226 union workers it locked out from its cereal plant there over nine months ago.

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July unemployment rate doesn't reflect truth about joblessness

While 131,000 people found jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of unemployed people rose by 197,000 to 9.67 million.

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AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.
        

 

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