July

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Is snail mail on its last legs?

The United States Postal Service has announced that it will examine 3,700 post offices for the possibility of closure.

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Finally, a new hospital rises in post-Katrina St. Bernard

 The slowness to rebuild the health care system  served the interests of those seeking to permanently remove poor people and many working families from the area, union leaders and others here say. Unions have taken up the fight for restoring health care facilities and building new ones where they are needed.

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On the Gulf, bipartisan backing for federal money, and unions

The enormous tasks of rebuilding after Katrina also has at least one local Republican siding with the unions.

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Wisconsin recall victories clarify voter mood, next steps

Recall fever got an enormous boost July 19 when Democratic incumbent Dave Hansen easily crushed a legally challenged Republican challenger.

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Louisiana workers say union jobs break down barriers

The bosses don't want lots of union workers because they tend to break down the racial divide that has slowed progress in this part of the country ever since the end of the Civil War.

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Unions, allies launch national campaign for caregivers, clients

The objective is to enhance community-based and home-based long-term care for the current 7.6 million elderly adults who need it and for the estimated one-fifth of the U.S. population that will need it by 2030.

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Reuther story gets new addition

Will a new movie about the Reuther brothers tell the whole story?

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Hershey's chocolate tainted with child exploitation, group charges

The Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign is urging chocolate lovers to choose another brand until Hershey's gets child abuse out of its chocolate.

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Minnesota unions await details of deal to end shutdown

The two sides were at an impasse over how to resolve a $5 billion deficit for the budget period that started July 1.

New campaign mobilizes for caregivers and those they serve

In addition to poor working conditions, unstable pay, and the lack of respect that are endemic to the care industry as a whole, care workers also face a unique legal barrier to obtaining just working conditions.

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