Labor News

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Strike at Walmart warehouses spreads

Striking workers picketed the Walmart distribution center in Elwood, Illinois for the third day in a row this morning since they went on strike last Saturday.

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Unionists, allies protest Trans-Pacific trade pact

Unionists and their allies protested at the Sept. 9 start of the latest round of talks on a planned Trans-Pacific Pact.

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Workers for Walmart subcontractor forced to strike over warehouse conditions

The strike followed  years of lousy working conditions -- including 100-degree-plus interior temperatures -- and management refusal to even meet with them on the problems, much less listen.

 

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Today in labor history: Textile workers ambushed

The AFL-CIO expanded Wiggins' grave marker in 1979, to include the phrase, "She died carrying the torch of social justice."

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Chicago teachers: “Assault on public education needs to end here”

"We didn't start this fight; the assault on public education started here and it needs to end here," declared Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Today in labor history: Miners win landmark 1897 strike

On Sept. 11, 1897, thousands of coal miners ended a 10-week strike after winning an eight-hour day, semi-monthly pay, and abolition of company stores.

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Steelworkers prevail in contentious negotiations

"Our members' unwavering solidarity throughout the bargaining process in the face of management's high-risk scare tactics and demands for major cutbacks has been rewarded."

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USW and big steel firms: pact with U.S. Steel, talks continue with Arcelor-Mittal

Contract negotiations between the United Steel Workers and two of the nation's largest steelmakers, took two different directions right around Labor Day.

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Today in Labor History: H.R. 15316 signed into law on September 7, 1916

Federal employees won the right to receive Workers' Compensation insurance coverage in1916.

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Today in labor history: New York’s first Labor Day parade

The Sept. 5, 1882 parade had nearly 30,000 marchers, who demanded fair working conditions, including the eight-hour work day.

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