The Hand That Feeds: In One Upper East Side Bakery, a Victory for Labor Rights

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The Hand That Feeds: In One Upper East Side Bakery, a Victory for Labor Rights For more info 2015-04-25 [City Lab]

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Oregon Teacher files federal lawsuit after being terrified by school shooting drill 2015-04-25 [Daily Kos]

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Illinois AFT Pres goes to Pearson shareholders meeting to speak against spying 2015-04-25 [Diane Ravitch]

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Ohio Lakota teachers demonstrate in front of schools 2015-04-25 [Cincinnati]

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Wisconsin State DOJ files motion to dismiss RTW lawsuit 2015-04-25 [Star Tribune]

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Did Walmart Close Stores to Retaliate Against Employees? 2015-04-25 [RH Reality Check]

Unions begin lobbying on joint employer — NLRB election rule survives another challenge 2015-04-25 [Politico]

Pennsylvania Audit: Health care overtime laws not enforced 2015-04-25 [Citizens Voice]

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California Nurses group files objection to Huntington Memorial Hospital union vote 2015-04-25 [Pasadena Star-News]

New Mexico Nurse’s firing prompts union complaint 2015-04-25 [Sante Fe New Mexican]

Oklahoma Allegiant Air pilots' union raises safety concerns as possible strike looms 2015-04-25 [Tulsa World]

Louisiana House panel kills pay-equality bills 2015-04-25 [Town Talk]

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Obama Hits the Warpath Over TPP 2015-04-25 [The Nation]

California Truckers could stay off job at nation's busiest port complex 2015-04-25 [Daily American]

New Mexico Union says firing of nurse is retaliation 2015-04-25 [Albuquerque Journal]

Minnesota Companies labor to get visas for skilled foreign professionals 2015-04-25 [Philly]

Pennsylvania Workers vote to keep union 2015-04-25 [Philly]

Colorado Workers vote to keep union 2015-04-25 [Pueblo Chieftain]

Obama Fires Back At Elizabeth Warren And Trade Critics, Escalating Democratic Feud 2015-04-25 [Huffington Post]

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New York Construction worker killed in Mid-Town crane accident 2015-04-25 [NBC New York]

Massachusetts 2015 Workers' Memorial Day recognizes 62 Massachusetts residents killed on the job 2015-04-25 [MassLive]

Model for Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter dies at 92 2015-04-25 [Washington Post]

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Pennsylvania Pro-union hourly workers picket Rivers Casino 2015-04-24 [Trib Live]

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This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]