June

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Musicians getting same harsh treatment as steelworkers

Violinists of the world, unite? Orchestra musicians across the U.S. are getting the same harsh treatment by management as steelworkers, city and state workers and others.

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Memphis Bus Riders Union rolls into summer

The Memphis Bus Riders Union was created to "raise the level of service provided by the public transit system as well as ensuring greater accountability over policies and practices."

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Planned new $1B U.S.-Canada bridge to create thousands of jobs

A new billion-dollar bridge between Detroit and Windsor., the busiest border crossing from Canada to the U.S., will create 10,000 new jobs on the U.S. side, and it'll be built with U.S. and Canadian steel.

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Parents occupy Oakland school to protest closures

Parents and teachers occupying Lakeview Elementary School since June 15 say they plan to stay until the district agrees to keep their school and four others open, reversing its decision to close them as of the end of the school year.

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Union fire fighters risk life and limb in wildfires

Two wildfires have destroyed forest area, buildings, and homes, and the fire fighters understand that containing the blaze will be no easy feat.

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Wisconsin: The uprising, the recall, and the fight to come

For the labor movement and its allies, today's recall election of Scott Walker is only part of a groundswell of inspiring actions that began with a historic uprising early in 2011.

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Families to Bloomberg: don't cut our kids

Under the banner "A Better New York for All," City Councilor Jackson set the tone for the day: "Youth services is our number one priority. We are going to fight tooth and nail until the cuts are restored."

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Protesters force retreat on plan to dismantle Philly public schools

A coalition of parent, community, student and labor groups brought their message to the Philadelphia city School Reform Commission