December 6, 1907

Explosions rip through the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines in Monongah, West Virginia. It is estimated that 362 coal miners — men and boys as young as 8 years old — died in what remains the worst mine disaster in U.S. history, but the actual number is unknown. Over 3,200 miners […]

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Rep. Al Baldasaro: ‘I will never sell my soul to the devil for any chair position or a parking spot’

Image: youtube.com In an open letter he posted on Facebook, state House Rep. Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry) explains why he will not accept a committee chair position under Speaker Shawn Jasper. An excerpt: I can not accept a chairs position, nor do I expect to be asked because I couldn’t live with myself knowing that the […]

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Cablevision and CEO James Dolan Found Guilty of Multiple Violations of Federal Labor Law

Illegal Acts Include Retaliatory Firing of 22 Workers for Union Activity, Personal Threats and Intimidation from CEO James Dolan  Federal Guilty Verdict Clears Path to NYC Enforcing Labor Rights Provisions of Cablevision Franchise Agreement New York, NY – A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late Thursday that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan had broken […]

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12-4-14 Weekly List Of Open Communication Jobs From UnionJobs

AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) Communications Coordinator, Communications Department (MW Region)  Michigan Organizing Field Communications Assistant, Organizing Department  District of Columbia Development Manager, Digital Strategies Department  District of Columbia Strategic Campaigns Coordinator, Organizing Department  District of Columbia Safety and Health Fellow, AFL-CIO Safety and Health Department  District of Columbia Corporate […]

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University Of Oregon Graduate Workers Strike For Paid Sick Days

AFT, AFT-Oregon and Graduate Employees Union on the University of Oregon Graduate Employees’ Strike EUGENE, Ore.—Statements from leaders of the American Federation of Teachers, AFT-Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation on the graduate workers’ strike at the University of Oregon, which is in its fourth day. “We’re striking because when we have a child […]

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Bill O’Brien loyalists plot to overthrow N.H. House Speaker Shawn Jasper

Image: youtube.com Bill O’Brien loyalists are plotting to replace House Speaker Shawn Jasper when the House reconvenes in January. In a public, online message board, Rep. JR Hoell (R-Dunbarton) described plans for a coup. “It only takes 201 [votes] to unseat the @#$#$@^%$&^%*&,” he wrote. “Don’t give him the benefit of assuming he is in, […]

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FairPoint Strikers Rallying in Portsmouth As Company’s Service Problems Mount

 Workers and allies from across New England will mark Day 50 of FairPoint strike with a spirited rally in Portsmouth’s Market Square  Company’s attack on skilled workers backfiring; customer complaints against FairPoint in N.H. are six times higher than before the strike   Rally comes soon after three picketers hit in Keene; workers say it’s time […]

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Republicans Push Right To Work In Missouri, New Hampshire And Wisconsin Admitting It Will Lower Wages

Yup, he said it! Missouri Republican State Representative Bill Lant actually admitted what labor advocates have been saying for decades, Right To Work laws reduce wages.   “In the states where right to work was passed recently, the hourly rates may have dropped 2 to 3 dollars an hour, but the amount of days per […]

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