December

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Orlando residents demonstrate against tax cuts for rich

Progressive forces in the Orlando area held multiple actions on Dec. 10 around higher taxes for the rich and pending cuts in social benefits.

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GOP senators stop treaty on disabled rights

The U.S. Senate could not reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Connecticut rallies issue call to tax the rich; no cuts to Social Security

Connecticut union, retiree, community and clergy groups sent a clear message to Congress and the president  in two candlelight vigils.

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Rally in Tenn. demands LGBT rights

All across the state, similar rallies took place to petition President Obama to sign an executive order barring discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Missourians say "No cuts to Medicare, Social Security"

"We cannot cut our way to job creation," the Rev. Broadnax told labor and community allies here as they held a press conference out-side of the Delmar-Loop Social Security office.

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30,000 protest "right to work" for less in Michigan

The 58 Republicans who rammed through a 'right to work' for less bill were dwarfed by the 30,000 who descended today on the State Capitol  to protest their assault on union rights.

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Labor Department: much more to be done on job safety

The Labor Department's Inspector General is still finding holes in enforcement programs of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Raising Medicare age would hurt seniors and the economy

The Republican plan to raise the eligibility age of Medicare would raise health care costs for seniors, hurt the economy, and put pressure on older Americans.

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“Fiscal cliff” actions urge Congress to tax rich, no cuts

The pressure for unionists to weigh in rose as the ruling House Republicans refused to budge from their stand for protecting the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

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Michigan Republicans make ruthless power grab

By taking their first votes to pass anti-worker "right-to-work" legistlation, Michigan's Republican Party and Gov. Rick Snyder have resorted to open class warfare.

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