Labor News

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Today in labor history: César Chávez born in 1927

Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.

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Danny Glover tells young unionists they are making history

"Each generation makes its own history... We need your voices here now more than ever."

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Today in women’s and labor history: Triangle sweatshop fire kills 146

A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

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California teachers fight to save their union and the schools

Unionized California teachers are among the many categories of workers nationwide whose unions are under attack by anti-labor lawmakers.

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Kelley of the Treasury Employees Union to retire in August

Colleen M. Kelley, the NTEU president for the last 16 years, will retire at the end of the union's convention this August.

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Berger-Marks report guides working women toward greater influence in unions

A new report from the Berger-Marks Foundation gives working women a "how-to" guide to establish women's committees within unions.

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Workers mobilize vs. GOP budgets’ pension, pay cut schemes

Members of federal workers and postal employee unions mobilized against Republican budget schemes that would - again - cut their pay.

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W. Va. GOP legislature passes, Dem. governor signs anti-worker bill

"Today marks the first time in West Virginia history that our state officially reduced safety standards for coal miners."

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Illinois union coalition battles Rauner fair share fee ban in state courts

Rauner intends to hurt "the men and women who do the real work of state government."

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Students declare national boycott of Wendy's

The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.

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