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GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s Labor Day, not Union Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s Labor Day, not Union Day

Labor Day is about celebrating workers, not union bosses. But as union bosses rush for face time to show they “stand with workers,” what is often forgotten on Labor Day is why 93 percent of private-sector workers have chosen not to stand with a union – bringing union membership to a historical low.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am
Labor, civil rights activist with local ties dead at 76

Labor, civil rights activist with local ties dead at 76

Leon Lynch, a longtime union labor activist who started his career as a steelworker in East Chicago and was the first African-American to hold a senior-level position in a U.S. labor union, died Friday. He was 76 and died in Memphis, Tenn.

May 08, 2012 3:00 pm
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