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Today in labor history: Phone workers call for union

The National Federation of Telephone Workers - later to become the CWA - was founded today in New Orleans in 1938.

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Supreme court wrestles with outlawing card check and other union rights

Some right-wing anti-union moves ran into an apparently skeptical U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 13.

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Black Friday Walmart strike wave already underway

"I want people to be able to live better, you know, like the commercial says; nobody lives better now except for the Waltons."

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Detroit’s Fox 2, unfair to working families

An early Christmas party at a local furniture store became the rally site for workers of Fox 2 television.

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50 arrested protesting Walmart's poverty wages

LOS ANGELES - The modern-day story of David and Goliath is playing out in cities and towns across America, and last night, on Cesar Chavez Avenue, one of the story's scenes took place when Walmart workers staged a civil disobedience action in front the retail giant's "mini" store here.

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Today in labor history: Supreme Court used Taft-Hartley Act to break a steel strike

In 1947 the 81st Congress, controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1930, overruled President Truman's veto and rammed the Taft-Hartley Law through Congress, severely limited strike activities .

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If federal jobless benefits end, nation loses 131,000 jobs

If federally funded extended unemployment insurance benefits expire as scheduled at the end of 2013, the economy will lose 310,000 jobs in 2014.

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“Solidarity forever” is retiring union leader’s legacy

"John took us in," said Trumka. "We won a tremendous strike and saved healthcare for 2,000 families, my mother and dad included."

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Today in labor history: Hollywood writers begin epic strike

On Nov. 5, 2007, some 12,000 movie and television writers were forced to go on strike over when industry executives refused to structure compensation in their contract for content delivered over the Internet and via DVDs.

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New York City transport workers rally for contract

NEW YORK - On the evening of Oct. 25, lower Broadway here became a sea of green as thousands of transport workers wearing green hats filled the street in front of the headquarters of their employer, the New York City Transit division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to rally for a good contract.

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