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Journalists at the Chicago Tribune say they want to unionize to secure better pay and resources to fulfill their mission. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Service Trades Council Union, a six-union coalition representing 38,000 Disney World workers, says what The Walt Disney Co. is doing is illegal. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Disney Says Promised Bonus Depends On Workers Signing Wage Contract

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Demonstrators including French trade union leader Philippe Martinez, center, protest against President Emmanuel Macron's fast-tracked labor law reforms on Sept. 12 in Paris. Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images hide caption

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Restaurant workers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport went on strike on Thursday. Employees of food service operator HMSHost have been working under an expired contact since August. G-Jun Yam/AP hide caption

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United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta at the Delano grape workers strike in Delano, Calif., 1966. The strike set in motion the modern farmworkers movement. Jon Lewis/Courtesy of LeRoy Chatfield hide caption

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Yale graduate student instructors (from left) Kelly Goodman, Robin Canavan and Gwen Prowse block an intersection in downtown New Haven, Conn., on May 11, to protest what they say is the university's inaction on sexual harassment. Local 33-Unite Here hide caption

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At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

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Hundreds of demonstrators on the Iowa Capitol's Rotunda floor protest a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for local and state government workers. John Pemble/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Iowa Moves To Restrict Collective Bargaining For Public Sector Workers

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The first session of the New Hampshire House on Jan. 4, 2017, in Concord. The chamber will soon consider legislation that will likely curtail the financial strength of labor unions. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Labor Unions Appear Set For More State-Level Defeats In 2017

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Market-Frankford line trains remain idle at a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority station in Upper Darby, Pa., just outside Philadelphia, on Nov. 1. Philadelphia's transit strike ended early Monday, as SEPTA said it has reached a tentative, five-year deal with the union. Jacqueline Larma/AP hide caption

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Ian Bradley-Perrin (left) and fellow graduate student Olga Brudastova have been active in the campaign to unionize grad students who work as teaching and research assistants at Columbia University. Karen Matthews/AP hide caption

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People for and against unions hold up signs Monday in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington. The court was hearing arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Justices will decide whether California and other states can make nonunion public employees covered by union contracts pay partial dues. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Weighs Changes That Would Hurt Public Unions' Bottom Lines

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Filipino farmworkers, including Larry Itliong (left), were the first to walk out of vineyards, prompting the Delano Grape Strike. They would join forces with Mexican laborers led by Cesar Chavez to form the United Farm Workers. Farmworker Movement Documentation Project/University of California San Diego Library hide caption

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Grapes Of Wrath: The Forgotten Filipinos Who Led A Farmworker Revolution

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in a May 18 speech in Portland, Ore. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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As NAFTA Memories Linger, Unions Hold Fast Against New Trade Deal

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