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Steelworker runs for Ohio council seat

BROOKLYN, Ohio - When Republicans in the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 5, designed to wipe out public workers' pensions, in 2011, it was personal for young Marc Bukszar.

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Today in labor history: The 1937 "Women's Day Massacre"

On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.

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Jubilant Steelworkers defeat lockout and win gains

A weeklong company lockout at Milbank Manufacturing, a Kansas City, Mo., electrical parts producer, ended when Steelworkers ratified a new contract.

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Steelworkers remember martyrs, fight for living

The Republic Steel mill in south Chicago is sacred ground for the American labor movement.

Two big unions turn up heat in presidential race

With the presidential campaign in full swing following President Obama's formal re-election announcement, two top unions jumped in hard.

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Santorum as president? A nightmare for Steelworkers leader

Leo Gerard, president of the Steelworkers, described over breakfast his recurring nightmare.

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Steelworkers formally endorse Obama, unanimously

"This is the right time to do the right thing for a man who proved he is right for the job," said Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.

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California car washers win $1 million in back pay

The first-ever group of unionized carwash workers  won a $1 million back pay settlement.

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Steelworkers: Refinery closings could cause oil shortages in Northeast

The union says oil companies' closure of three big refineries in the Philadelphia area - and a plan to demolish one plant if its owner can't find a buyer - could lead to oil shortages in the Northeast.

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Steelworkers back renewed ‘Buy America’ push

Steelworkers are strongly supporting a new "Buy America" jobs push, targeted at infrastructure projects, proposed Rep. Nick Rahall and colleagues.

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