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Today in labor history: Birth of poet Dylan Thomas

Some of Thomas's poems have entered the canon of poetry in the English language. His "Do not go gentle into that good night" has become almost a popular saying.

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Labor Secretary boosts unions, praises new models of organizing

For Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, unions are responsible for creating and sustaining the middle class, and represent what's right with the U.S.

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Yuck! What’s on my chicken?

"USDA's plan will reduce the federal inspection process to a mere rubber stamp." The "USDA has pushed through its dirty chicken rule."

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Chicago hotel workers to Bruce Rauner: Give back the money!

Rauner has made stopping what he calls the "chokehold" that special interests have on Illinois state government a key part of his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Letter Carriers jump into electoral arena for pro-post office candidates

The Letter Carriers took the unusual step of singling out for support only lawmakers who are strong supporters of postal union members.

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Auto mechanics won’t be bulldozed off the picket line

Auto mechanics of AMU Local 701 have been on strike at Al Piemonte Chevrolet for a fair contract for over three months.

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Walker says minimum wage serves no purpose

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) doesn't believe the minimum wage "serves a purpose."

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Organizers in Colombia’s flower industry: These roses have thorns!

For workers in Colombia, providing bouquets for vases has meant increasing hours with falling pay, growing health problems, and human rights violations.

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Working Families Party rallies to turnout Row D vote

The event highlighted that a big turnout on Row D, the WFP line, will be decisive in ensuring that Cuomo, the IDC and other elected officials remain good to their word.

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People's World wins three labor media awards

"Our newsroom/editorial office erupted with cheers; it felt like winning a Pulitzer, but without the champagne."

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