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Braving bitter cold, Montana capital rally backs Wisconsin workers

The crowd in Helena was a cross-section of the state's population: women and men, youth and elders, and workers of all trades - union and non-union.

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Labor descends on Michigan capital to battle Republican budget

Michigan labor gathered here determined to stop the onslaught of anti-labor bills and budget cuts Republicans are pushing.

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Thousands flood Ohio Capitol to defend union rights

As rallies, town hall meetings and teach-ins spread throughout the state up to 10,000 Ohioans converged on the Statehouse Tuesday to protest a Republican bill to repeal public employees' right to bargain collectively.

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Capitol battle Day 9: Walker runs from Wisconsin workers

Thousands massed in Madison this morning for the 12th major rally since the protests began, and workers say they'll be "tracking down" the fleeing governor "until he finally talks to us."

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Right now: 1,000 workers sit in and block Indiana state Senate

A thousand union members and their allies are sitting in and blocking the entrances to the state Senate chamber in Indianapolis.

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President sides with Wisconsin workers

President Obama weighed in on the side of the workers who have occupied the Wisconsin state Capitol for four straight days, blasting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's bill to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights as "an assault on unions."

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Occupation of Wisconsin Capitol continues for third day

50,000 people packed Capitol Square here on the third day of a virtual occupation of Wisconsin's seat of government.

Obama plan cuts funds for Labor Department next year

President Barack Obama's proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 cuts the Department of Labor's budget by $40 billion.

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GOP uses "budget cutting" to attack unions

An influential right-wing group among the House's new GOP majority, the 170-member Republican Study Committee (RSC), is using "budget cutting" as an excuse to attack federal worker union reps.

Obama renominates his pick for labor board

Showing he won't take the Senate GOP "no's" for an answer,  President Barack Obama on Jan. 26 renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.

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