Labor News

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Today in Labor History: One of the first labor newspapers is published

On August 24, 1827, The Journeymen Mechanics' Advocate began publication in Philadelphia, the outgrowth of a strike by carpenters demanding a shorter, 10-hour day.

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AFL-CIO revamps website to feature workers more prominently

Calling its old website static and often confusing to navigate, the AFL-CIO, after a year of work, revamped its site.

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UK general strike gets U.S. solidarity (with video)

Here in the U.S., hundreds of union members and Occupy activists picketed the British Embassy in Washington and British consulates elsewhere.

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Chicago Southeast Side rally for teachers (with video)

Teachers, steelworkers, electricians, firefighters and other union members, their families and supporters, rallied here on the Southeast Side to defend teachers and union rights.

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Steelworkers honor Danny Glover and Ed Schultz (with video)

On the final day of their International Convention 2011, the United Steel Workers (USW) introduced the union's new Paul Wellstone award. The first recipients are: actor and chair of TransAfrica, Danny Glover; and Ed Shultz, host of the Ed Shultz Show on MSNBC.

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Honeywell lockout nearing settlement (video)

In the video, Darrel Lillie, president of local 7-669 talks about the last 13 months and the issues involved.

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1877 St. Louis General Strike: lessons for today (video)

Labor and community activists gathered in Granite City, Ill., to remember the 1877 St. Louis general strike.

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Is your paycheck correct? There's an app for that!

The U.S. Department of Labor launched a new application for smart-phone users that aims to  empower workers to stand up for their rights if employers deny them their hard-earned pay.

Does labor law protect critical 'tweets'?

A 30-month struggle by The News-paper Guild of New York with one of the world's big wire services, Thomson-Reuters over "tweets" critical of  working conditions.

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Young Trade Unionists host We Are One event

Young workers organize Baltimore's We Are One event.

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