September

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Today in labor history: Singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie dies at age 55

Guthrie traveled with workers and learned their traditional songs, earning himself the nickname "Dust Bowl Troubadour."

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Unions take aim at child labor, trafficking

Around the globe, 215 million children are engaged in child labor, including an estimated six million in forced labor.

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Today in labor history: George Washington bridge opened

The George Washington Bridge, a suspension bridge spanning the Hudson River and connecting Manhattan in New York City to Fort Lee in N.J., was officially inaugurated.

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Mexican right rams through anti-labor law

Mexico has had, on paper, progressive labor laws. However, workers have trouble defending their interests even where there is a union.

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Fatal work injuries down slightly in 2011

The number of fatal occupational injuries nationwide dropped to 4,609 in 2011.

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Duquesne University professors say yes to a union

Professors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, a prominent Catholic institution, voted to unionize with the Steelworkers. But the struggle isn't over yet.

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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: Tuskegee Institute opened

The school focused at least officially on industrial and agricultural education in keeping with Washington's pedagogy and philosophy

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Strike at Walmart warehouses spreads

Striking workers picketed the Walmart distribution center in Elwood, Illinois for the third day in a row this morning since they went on strike last Saturday.

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