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Rite Aid workers fight for first contract

When it comes to union busting, the retail drug giant Rite Aid is the "poster child" for why we need the Employee Free Choice Act, says Peter Olney, organizing director for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

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Trumka: Time for a new economy

The full text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on labor's agenda for a new economy at the National Press Club.

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Companies renew efforts to bar workers from going union

Fearing that labor and progressive groups will soon shift much of their focus from health care reform to a bill that would expand union organizing rights, retailers across the country are stepping up their anti-union campaigns.

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Restaurant workers stand up to robbery on the job

DEARBORN, Mich. - On Monday, people were robbed and cheated. If justice ruled, the perpetrator would find the police knocking on his door.

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USW vs. Georgia Pacific: another ‘Employee Free Choice’ moment

WHEATFIELD, Ind. — United Steelworkers and retirees from around Indiana and Illinois came to this rural area here Nov.3 to show support for their union at Georgia Pacific's wallboard plant there.

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Baseball sluggers say: Pass Employee Free Choice

Twelve major league baseball players, including three playing in the World Series, have announced their support for the Employee Free Choice Act.

Unions mark gains under Obama

Union leaders and members are saying that eight months into the Obama administration it is clear that labor’s unprecedented investment in the effort to support the election of the president and a 60 vote Democratic majority in the Senate is paying off.

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