October

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Airport concession workers picket for labor rights

Solidarity was in the air Oct. 26 as members of UNITE HERE! Local 2850 and other unions and community groups held an informational picket...

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On this day in labor history: National Organization for Women founded

On this date in 1863, at the height of the American Civil War, 18 countries met in Geneva to create the International Red Cross.

 

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Teamsters sanitation workers picket private firm in 19 cities

Some 1,000 Teamsters sanitation workers picketed a private refuse company, Republic/Allied Waste, in 19 cities nationwide on Oct. 25.

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Machinists sound out Boeing workers in S.C.

The prospects of launching an organizing drive at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft construction plant in anti-union South Carolina...

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Today in labor history: Women’s rights figure Elizabeth Cady Stanton dies

On this day in 1902, social/political activist and proto-feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton died, after living a life of achievements.

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Labor board lowers the boom on water company

Saying American Water Works broke labor law, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official ordered the firm to restore retiree health benefits.

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Orlando rallies for fired Walmart worker

Local worker allies held an action at an Orlando-area Walmart store to bring attention to another instance of retaliation against a Walmart "associate."

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Walmart workers sue for unpaid wages

The other shoe - the legal one - has dropped in Wal-Mart's constant low pay and bad benefits for its workers.

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Jesse Jackson among 14 arrested at Bain-owned Illinois plant

For facing down attempts to curb their free speech rights, 14 people were arrested yesterday evening when they marched on the Bain-owned Sensata.

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Connecticut artists urge voters to come out

As Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z and Beyonce campaign for Barack Obama in swing states, Connecticut performing and visual artists are reaching out to voters here.

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