Daily Archives: October 31, 2013

Tea Party Shutdown 2

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Newt’s revenge: Child labor makes a comeback

Months after the Tea Party’s 2010 election triumph, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker made international news when activists occupied the Capitol in opposition to his anti-union gambit. But a report being released Thursday suggests Americans dramatically underestimate the scope and ambition of … Continue reading

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AFSCME endorses Tyler Olson in Democratic Primary for governor

October 30, 2013 By O. Kay Henderson One of the state’s largest and most active unions has endorsed Democrat Tyler Olson’s bid for governor. “Today is a very important day in the race for governor,” said Danny Homan, president of … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 01 Nation’s first general strike for 10-hour day; Philadelphia – 1835 Thirty-seven black striking Louisiana sugar workers are murdered when Louisiana militia, aided by bands of “prominent citizens,” shoot unarmed workers trying to get a dollar-per-day wage. Two strike … Continue reading

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