Labor News

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Today in labor history: W.E.B. Du Bois dies in Ghana

On this day in 1963 on the eve of the historic March on Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois died in Ghana.

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Today in labor history: D.C. restaurants integrate

It was on June 8, 1953 that the tide turned in favor of racial equality, and the prejudicial policies of Washington restaurants were expressly forbidden.

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Jobs pipeline offers hope

Youth, the unemployed, elected officials, educators, union leaders, and the business community were all represented at a public hearing.

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Amid racism and shootings, labor fights back

A series of shootings in Tulsa's Greenwood area has once again raised concerns over escalating racial tensions.

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Unions take aim at discrimination against Latinas

"For Latinas, the pathway to social and economic advancement is lined with hurdles," says the 134-page Trabajadoras: Challenges and Conditions of Latina Workers in the United States.

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NAACP rallies for grocery workers, labor rights

Hundreds of delegates to the NAACP's 102nd convention marched in support of UFCW, which is in negotiations with supermarket companies.

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America’s new sweatshop: warehouse work

A new report paints a picture of exploitation of a mostly minority labor force in the logistics field.

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Labor takes on racism in GOP "Pledge"

The Republican Party's platform for the mid-term elections, its "Pledge to America," has a sharply racist edge.

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Disneyland worker sent home for hijab

A Muslim employee in Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel has been sent home from work with no pay for refusing to take off her hijab while working as a hostess in a hotel restaurant.

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