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Workers cry out for higher minimum wage

From Pittsburgh to Peoria to Portland and from Washington to Detroit, workers came out this week to demand a hike in the federal minimum wage.

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Free trade pact yields few gains for Colombian workers

One year after the controversial U.S.-Colombian "free trade agreement", workers' rights have improved on paper, but very little on the ground.

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Federal mediator steps into fight against Verizon

George Cohen has stepped in to try to bring an agreement in the struggle of the Communications Workers and the Electrical Workers against Verizon.

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Appeals court to review ruling that killed union election at airline

A federal appeals court will review the ruling by a Republican judge in Texas that killed a union election at American Airlines.

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AFGE considered, then rejected neutrality in Romney vs. Obama

"This election is not about our expectations. It is a choice between two different futures."

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Thousands march to end Con Ed lockout

A march of thousands from Con Ed's headquarters to New York City's Union Square, in 100-degree heat, added to the pressure on the rich utility.

Paper workers deal with death on the job

Jon Maus' name may not have specifically come up at the bargaining conference in of the paperworkers, but his horrifying death did.

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AFL-CIO: Call senators today to pass Bring Jobs Home Act

The AFL-CIO and other backers are urging the public to contact their senators immediately to tell them to vote "yes" on the bill.

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Unionists target T-Mobile before anti-offshoring vote

Saying T-Mobile is stripping U.S. workers of their jobs, a group of unionists demonstrated at one of the firm's retail stores in D.C.

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Massive labor rights rally planned for Aug. 11 in Philly

A "Second Bill of Rights" will be unveiled at the unprecedented event, which is expected to have a major impact on the 2012 elections.

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