May

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California labor moves to halt Walmart abuse

California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.

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Today in labor history: Musician Bob Dylan is born

Songs like "Blowin' in the Wind," and "The Times, They Are a-Changin'" became powerful anthems of the social struggles and anti-war sentiment of Dylan's era.

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Today in labor history: Tom Petty defies record label profiteering

It was today in 1979 when rock star Tom Petty filed for bankruptcy, thereby challenging his record label, MCA, and the practice of what some would call indentured servitude.

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14 United Mine Workers arrested in protest

More than 4,500 members and supporters of the United Mine Workers marched and rallied in downtown St. Louis on May 21.

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Walker not welcome in Connecticut!

"Not only did I lose my job, many people with an education are unemployed in Wisconsin because there are no jobs to be had now. Scott Walker, go home!"

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California launches innovative plan to expand voter registration

California's Secretary of State is designating the state's new Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, as a voter registration agency under the National Voter Registration Act.

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Split Senate panel OKs Obama NLRB nominees

In split votes, the Senate Labor Committee approved President Obama's five nominees - three Democrats and two Republicans - for seats on the National Labor Relations Board.

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AFL-CIO hails vote on immigration bill, vows work to improve

"This reflects an enormous step toward healing an injustice, the deportation crisis that has wrecked families, communities, and workplaces for far too long."

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Today in labor history: Debs imprisoned

Labor activist Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned May 22, 1895, for his role in the Pullman strike.

 

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Catholic “union” refuses to back Carla Hale, but AFL-CIO will

The AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for Central Ohio, meanwhile, unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution this past week supporting Hale in her fight to be reinstated.

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