June

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Teachers march against “teach to the test”

Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.

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May jobless rate at 7.6 percent

But the alleged business job creation rate is not enough to make a positive dent in the number of jobless, which was 11.8 million in May.

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House GOP defeated again on prevailing wages

By a 231-192 tally, yet another House Republican move to trash workers' rights and incomes went down the drain on June 4.

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Brooklyn Cablevision dodges ruling by going after NLRB

Brooklyn Cablevision workers voted to join the CWA and make it their bargaining representative. They've been in negotiations for a fair contract ever since then, with no success.

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Union leaders question proposed U.S.-Europe ‘free trade’ pact

Union leaders from the U.S. and Europe are questioning the value and safeguards for workers in a proposed "free trade" pact between the world's two largest trading areas.

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Maryland’s Gov. O’Malley pushes jobs program

"There is no progress without jobs, and there are no jobs without fiscal responsibility."

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Union BBQs for strikers on way to Walmart shareholders meet

Union brothers and sisters and community supporters organized a barbecue for a caravan of striking Walmart workers who stopped in Orlando on May 28.

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