Labor News

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Today in labor history: 400 Black women strike over wages, conditions

Writing in The Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois described the upsurge among Black women and men tobacco workers as part of the great industrial union organizing drives.

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Today in labor history: Chicago Haymarket affair

Probably no single event has influenced the history of labor in the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket affair.

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In shadow of Disney World, May Day rally demands immigrant rights

In the home of Disney World, hundreds of immigrants rally on May Day to demand the "right to work, right to live and right to stay together."

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Taken for a ride: temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago

Temp agencies and their corporate giant clients continue to profit off of low-wage, immigrant workers as this investigative report from ProPublica shows.

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May Day, a day for international labor solidarity

What made May 1st special was the broad cross section of Michigan labor and faith leaders who proudly celebrated May Day.

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6,000 miners rally in fight for pensions

"We are going to stand up, fight back and go to jail for our members - and that is something Peabody can't buy."

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ExxonMobil threatens to lock out union workers

ExxonMobil's flat refusal to deal with safety issues at the largest refinery in the U.S. in Baytown, Texas has led the oil firm to threaten to lock out its 850 union employees.

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GOP senators push bill to kill NLRB

Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

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OSHA marks Workers Memorial Day by focus on contract workers

"Many of those killed and injured are temporary workers who often perform the most dangerous jobs and are not receiving the training and protective measures required."

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May Day 2013: Workers march all over the world

May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.

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