November

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Today in labor history: Workers perform "Pins and Needles" on Broadway

Today in labor history, Nov. 27, 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, "Pins & Needles," opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies Garment Workers Union members.

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AFGE: GOP senators want to “Walmartize” workforce

Three GOP senators want to "Walmartize" federal workers by eliminating regular pensions for all new hires.

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Labor Dept. releases list of “books that shaped work in America”

The U.S. Labor Department has released a fascinating list of "books that shaped work in America."

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Unions organizing aid for Philippines, Midwest disasters

The typhoon destroyed several hospitals, along with homes, schools, power lines, bridges and virtually everything else.

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Ohio voters make progressive shift

Voters in Cincinnati, Ohio, by huge margin, turned down a tea party initiative that would've wiped out public worker's pensions in that city.

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Today in labor history: First-ever U.S. teacher walkout

The "strike for better schools" was intended to reform the way the schools were administered and operated, and also how workers there were treated.

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Truckers support Walmart workers ahead of Black Friday

An early action against the megamonster, known for its always-low wages, always-bad benefits and rampant labor law-breaking, came Nov. 18.

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Today in labor history: Zumbi, leader of community of freed slaves, beheaded

On this day in 1695,  Zumbi dos Palmares, leader of a Brazilian state of freed slaves was beheaded by the Portuguese.

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McDonald's tells workers to sell their Christmas gifts for cash

McDonald's won't stop dolling out bizarre "advice" for their employees, including a set of "tips" ranging from stress management techniques to how to get a quick buck.

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Walmart seeks food donations for its workers

"How about paying workers more than $7.25 an hour?'" asked Terrie Napolitano, a Lodi, New Jersey resident who shops at several Walmarts in her area.

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