Labor News

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Koch Brothers try to kill California unions

Prop 32 would ban both unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes in California.

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Striking warehouse workers take over Chicago Walmart

Some 50 striking workers at a Walmart warehouse left their picket line, traveled to a newly opened Walmart Express here, and took over the store.

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Out of dusty desert and shadows, LA Walmart warehouse workers march (video)

The marchers' struggle began a year ago, with their attempts to get management to fix equipment, provide fans, provide drinking water and a decent wage.

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Today in Labor History: 1934 textile workers strike begins

The textile workers' strike of 1934 was the largest strike in U.S. labor history at the time, involving as many as 500,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states,.

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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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