Labor News

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Labor played big part in massive climate march

 "There are good potential union jobs in clean energy; there's no reason why it can't happen, we just have a lot of work to do."

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Today in labor history: Atheists and religious alike celebrate “Darwin Day”

People worldwide are celebrating Darwin's life.

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Today in labor history: Stephen Hawking born

As recently as 2011, Hawking remarked, "Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge."

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Today in labor history: First Earth Day teach-in held

The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

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Environmental and union leaders say unity is a must

Unionists and environmentalists face common enemies - in corporate suites and Congress.

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As ice melts, geoengineering gets a less frosty reception

A leading sea ice expert has predicted the final disappearance of Arctic ice in the summer within four years.

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Shell starts - and pauses - Arctic drilling

Ignoring the collective outrage of environmental groups, oil giant Shell began drilling into the Arctic, boring holes 1,400 feet beneath the Chukchi Sea's floor.

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Unions push to save jobs in Florida and across the nation

Union leaders decry "job destruction program," as workers, unions, small business owners and community activists fight to save 23,000 Florida jobs at NASA and beyond.