September

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Chicago teachers: “Assault on public education needs to end here”

"We didn't start this fight; the assault on public education started here and it needs to end here," declared Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Today in labor history: Eugene Debs sentenced to 10 years for opposing WWI

Eighty-seven years ago today, Eugene Debs (1855-1926) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for opposing U.S. Entry into World War I.

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Shell starts - and pauses - Arctic drilling

Ignoring the collective outrage of environmental groups, oil giant Shell began drilling into the Arctic, boring holes 1,400 feet beneath the Chukchi Sea's floor.

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Romney's Bain victims set up protest camp

Workers whose jobs are about to be outsourced by Bain Capital are gathering in "Bainport," an encampment they are building across the road from the Sensata factory here.

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Today in labor history: Miners win landmark 1897 strike

On Sept. 11, 1897, thousands of coal miners ended a 10-week strike after winning an eight-hour day, semi-monthly pay, and abolition of company stores.

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Steelworkers prevail in contentious negotiations

"Our members' unwavering solidarity throughout the bargaining process in the face of management's high-risk scare tactics and demands for major cutbacks has been rewarded."

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USW and big steel firms: pact with U.S. Steel, talks continue with Arcelor-Mittal

Contract negotiations between the United Steel Workers and two of the nation's largest steelmakers, took two different directions right around Labor Day.

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Today in Labor History: H.R. 15316 signed into law on September 7, 1916

Federal employees won the right to receive Workers' Compensation insurance coverage in1916.

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Today in labor history: New York’s first Labor Day parade

The Sept. 5, 1882 parade had nearly 30,000 marchers, who demanded fair working conditions, including the eight-hour work day.

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