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Judges’ rulings take away workers’ rights

If there ever is a year that proves the importance of judges' rulings to workers' rights, 2014 is it. That's because the jurists in black robes spent much of the year taking rights away.

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Oregon anti-labor groups try to kill paid sick leave

What seemed to be a win for the growing national campaign for local paid sick leave laws has turned into a battle royal between the city and Lake County.

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Governor and Senate races top labor’s political agenda

As the 2014 campaign passes Labor Day, anti-worker and anti-union governors, all right-wing and all elected in the 2010 GOP sweep - are top targets this fall.

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Descendants of 1934's Teamster strikers carry proud legacy

Their parents or grandparents 80 years ago stood together and fought in the streets of Minneapolis for the right to organize a union during 1934's Teamster strikes.

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1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strike, one key precursor to Wagner Act

The strike brought all trucking inside the city to a standstill; two strikers died from the police shotgun blasts and 65-67 more were wounded.

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Trumka: Workers "confused, angry, frustrated, scared"

But the mass movement of low-wage workers, fighting for better wages and working conditions and the right to organize, is helping show the way out of the morass.

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NLRB slams Postal Service for Staples privatization deal

And half the U.S. Senate now opposes U.S. Postal Service management's plan to close 82 more distribution centers.

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Today in Labor History: Wildfire kills 78 firefighters

It is believed to be the largest fire in U.S. history and the deadliest until the September 11 attacks in 2001

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Today in labor history: Workers take part in protest against bank

On this day in 1963, in East St. Louis, Illinois, 200 people - 170 of them female, and majority African-American - engaged in a sit-in protest.

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USW rolls out platform, denounces greedy forces out to destroy workers

Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.

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