September

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NFL players to owners: End lockout of refs

Citing the threat to the players' health and safety the NFL Players Association formally asked league owners to end the NFL's lockout of the regular referees.

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Texas Walmart workers stage “Rally for Respect”

About 200 Walmart employees and their supporters gathered for a "Rally for Respect" in downtown Griggs Park here, Sept. 22.

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Koch Brothers try to kill California unions

Prop 32 would ban both unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes in California.

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Today in labor history: Eisenhower enforces racial integration in Little Rock

Orval Faubus tried to prevent schools in Little Rock from integrating, despite the fact that the Supreme Court had ordered the desegregation of public schools three years prior.

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As ice melts, geoengineering gets a less frosty reception

A leading sea ice expert has predicted the final disappearance of Arctic ice in the summer within four years.

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Today in labor history: Mother Jones leads march of miners’ children

Labor organizer Mother Jones led a march of miners' children through the streets of Charleston to illustrate the effects of poverty.

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Today in Labor History: "The Jungle" published

Upton Sinclair, a poor young socialist determined to do his part to make a better world, wrote his incredible book in the tarpaper shack that was his home.

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Union official scores Republican ad featuring fake coal miner

A regional vice president of the UMWA has condemned a new Republican TV ad airing in coal country because it features a coal executive masquerading as a miner.

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Striking warehouse workers take over Chicago Walmart

Some 50 striking workers at a Walmart warehouse left their picket line, traveled to a newly opened Walmart Express here, and took over the store.

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Out of dusty desert and shadows, LA Walmart warehouse workers march (video)

The marchers' struggle began a year ago, with their attempts to get management to fix equipment, provide fans, provide drinking water and a decent wage.

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