January

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Indy Occupy movement joins with labor unions in protest at Super Bowl Village

About 200 people including union members and the Occupy movement gathered on the south steps of the Indiana Statehouse recently to voice their outrage over the "right to work" bill. 

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AFL-CIO calls for urgent action to stop Indiana "right-to-work"

The AFL-CIO has issued a national appeal for help to stop passage of a so-called "right-to-work" law in Indiana. "We are at war," the AFL-CIO appeal reads. "The assault on workers in Indiana continues."

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Workers file for union recognition at Aer Lingus

AFA-CWA filed on Jan. 6 with the National Mediation Board for a recognition election among the 53 U.S.-based flight attendants of Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline.

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All eyes on 2012 elections at AFL-CIO King holiday observance

"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.

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Supreme Court takes case that would cripple labor's political activity

Yet another right-wing attempt to curb unions' political activism, by cutting off money, landed before the Supreme Court today. 

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Many workers to benefit in 2012 from new Obama rules

Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.