October

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Walmart warehouse workers win strike, full back pay

In what is being described as a historic victory, 38 workers at Walmart's largest distribution center in North America ended their 21-day strike and have returned to work.

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Opponents of outsourcing arrested at Bain plant for blocking trucks

Three supporters of outsourced workers were arrested this morning for blocking equipment removal at the Bain-owned Sensata Technologies plant.

After death, new Missouri law protects utility workers

A new utility workers protection law passed in Missouri could become a model for other such legislation nationally.

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Today in labor history: 1871 Great Fire ravages Chicago

It burned for three days, killing 200-300 people, destroying 17,450 buildings, leaving 100,000 homeless and causing damages worth an estimated $200 million in 1871 dollars.

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Firing of unionists sparks protest at public TV station

A mass firing at WHUT, the station at Washington's Howard University, sparked a mass protest at the school's opening convocation.

Jobless rate drops to 7.8% in September

The unemployment rate declined from 8.1% in August to 7.8% in September, with 114,000 jobs added last month, according to figures released this morning.

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Walmart associates launch first ever strike

Walmart store associates from a dozen stores in the Los Angeles area here took a historic action yesterday by holding a one-day strike.

Nurses blast Romney, back Obama

National Nurses United, the nation's largest union of registered nurses, has endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.

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Management locks out unionized musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra said they have "our deepest regret" for "our loyal audience members," after management cancelled all concerts.

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“Master of lies” Romney doesn’t fool workers at Bainport

Workers whose jobs are being outsourced by Bain Capital closely watched the presidential debate last night from a campsite called Bainport.

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