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This Day in Labor History: January 20, 1920

Friday, January 20, 2017 1:22 PM

The Filipinos and Japanese began to organize together, although in separate organizations. But by late 1919, the Filipino Labor Union and the Federation of Japanese Labor were working closely together. Led by Pablo Manlapit, a plantation worker who had ...

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Showdown: An Iowa council of 7 men wants to oust its female mayor

Friday, January 20, 2017 9:18 AM

Mayor Diana Broderson was elected in 2015 to her first two-year term. In hindsight, the 57-year-old social worker with a philosophy degree who comes from a family of labor-union Democrats seemed destined for a culture clash with predominantly conservative ...

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With union vote imminent, Boeing and organized labor trade barbs

Friday, January 20, 2017 6:45 AM

"When something is being taken away from workers, like job security or wages, that is one of the things that will compel them to join a union," said Hoyt Wheeler, a labor union expert and retired business professor at the University of South Carolina.

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Is This Fascism?

Friday, January 20, 2017 5:22 AM

In his Piazza San Sepolcro speech, Mussolini avoided formulating a program. He merely endorsed that of a nationalist labor union, without agreeing to its specific points. What became known as the "1919 program" was drawn up some weeks later.

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Donald Trump to be sworn in Friday as 45th U.S. president

Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:07 PM

As the sun rose Friday morning over Union Station, hundreds of protesters -- a mix of labor union members, socialists and Black Lives Matter activists -- chanted "No K.K.K., no fascist USA, no Trump!" Periodically, Trump supporters working their way ...

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