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Wise Words from Labor Movement Women

Wise Words from Labor Movement Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are four great quotes on working-class activism from activist women spanning the 19th to 21st centuries. Feel free to copy and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and via other social media.   

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This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’

This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’

The St. Louis Union Label and Service Trades Council is printing stickers that union members can attach to cash, checks or credit card receipts, letting business owners know that the purchase was paid for by union wages.

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MLS Locks Out Union Referees

The Professional Referee Organization, the company created by Major League Soccer owners to employ its referees, announced today it will lock out its referees for the start of the season because the collective bargaining negotiations with the union have not been completed. Instead, the league will use replacement officials this weekend instead of working with the union to iron out the remaining contract disagreements.  

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Senators Tell Kellogg to 'Act Swiftly' to End Memphis Lockout

Senators Tell Kellogg to 'Act Swiftly' to End Memphis Lockout

A group of five U.S. senators have joined the growing chorus of influential voices, telling the Kellogg Co. to end its nearly five-month lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, Tenn., cereal production facility.

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CBC Urges Kellogg to ‘Immediately End’ Lockout of Workers

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The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has joined the growing chorus of national and international voices urging the Kellogg Co. to end its four-month-old lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, Tenn., plant.

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Tell Cesar Millan to Be the 'Pack Leader' and Stick Up for Producers Denied Overtime at ITV Studios

Photo, via Millan Foundation, Flickr

ITV Studios, the company that produces Cesar Millan’s new show "Cesar 911" for Nat Geo Wild, this week reported that in 2013 they posted a 27% increase in profits. ITV Studios says it expects to continue raking in more profits in 2014.  

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Touch of Irony: Workers at Haslam-Owned Travel Center Vote for Union

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When the workers at the Pilot Flying J Travel Center in Bloomsbury, N.J., voted Monday to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 108 (RWDSU/UFCW), maybe a touch of karmic justice was involved.

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UAW Files Appeal with NLRB on Outside Interference During Chattanooga Volkswagen UAW Election

UAW Files Appeal with NLRB on Outside Interference During Chattanooga Volkswagen UAW Election

It's hard enough to form a union without politicians and special interest groups interfering and using scare tactics. Which is exactly what happened in Chattanooga, Tenn., when Volkswagen workers narrowly voted against representation with UAW by 44 votes. 

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Make Peacock Workers Proud: Tell MSNBC Anchors to Speak Out for Workers’ Rights

Make Peacock Workers Proud: Tell MSNBC Anchors to Speak Out for Workers’ Rights

Peacock Productions workers went to NBC's headquarters, "30 Rock," in Manhattan today to deliver petitions with more than 10,000 signatures to MSNBC hosts, including Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Lawrence O'Donnell, urging them to meet with workers and speak out against the company’s anti-worker tactics.

You can help persuade the MSNBC anchors to join in solidarity with the Peacock workers. Click here to send them an email and tell them to meet with workers and publicly support their right to organize at Peacock.

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Sutter Nurses, Sports Broadcasters and More Join AFL-CIO Unions

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Nurses at Sutter’s California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus in San Francisco officially had their voices heard—and recognized—when the National Labor Relations Board certified their December vote to join California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).

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