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From Egypt to Austin, we're all for Wisconsin

Texans rallied in front of their state Capitol, Feb. 21, to show solidarity with Wisconsin workers fighting to maintain their union rights.

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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.

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Angry Wisconsin workers occupy Capitol

Thousands of union members and their allies have effectively occupied the state Capitol and the grounds around it for more than 36 hours now.

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Rehire all laid-off teachers, rally demands

"I'm carrying my purse, because they are trying to steal from us. I'm not wearing my earrings because we are in a fight!" declared Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.

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With disco, jazz, country beat, letter carriers rally to save Saturday delivery

It was one of the most important conventions I have ever attended, and at the top of the agenda was our campaign "5 Days is the Wrong Way - Save Saturday Delivery."

Social Security at 75 is under attack, again

"There is no tragedy in growing old, but there is tragedy in growing old without means of support,"President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in 1934.

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Rally slams move to end Saturday mail service

ST. LOUIS - "To eliminate Saturday service would destroy the Postal Service," Tony Harris, president of the American Postal Workers Union Gateway District Area Local, said July 12.

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Deficit hawks take aim at Postal Service

The Postal Service says expected deficits are the reason it wants to close neighborhood post offices, eliminate Saturday service and lay off more employees, but the union calls it a "phony crisis."

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Labor anger and determination resound at Social Forum march

DETROIT - Labor made its presence felt at the U.S. Social Forum on Wednesday at a lively march and rally in the center of this ravaged city, calling for jobs and an end to cuts in city services.

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