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Trumka backs measure to limit crimes classified as felonies

He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.

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Today in labor history: Steinbeck wins Pulitzer for "The Grapes of Wrath"

The book combines simple, plainspoken language and compelling plot with rich description, one of Steinbeck's most effective works of social commentary.

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Fast food workers' strike is "March on Corporate America"

At yesterday's fast food workers strike, Rep. Barbara Lee told workers, " There's no way workers should have to work for minimum wage and still have to rely on food stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid."

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Calif. unions target Republicans on immigration reform

Thousands rallied outside the office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in support of a comprehensive immigration policy.

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Today in labor history: California school workers organize union

On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.

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California labor moves to halt Walmart abuse

California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.

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California launches innovative plan to expand voter registration

California's Secretary of State is designating the state's new Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, as a voter registration agency under the National Voter Registration Act.

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Workers say city services are vital to public safety

 City workers gathered in front of City Hall April 2 with a message for City Council members starting to discuss a new two-year budget.

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Agreement reached in LA-Long Beach port clerical workers strike

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said tentative agreement has been reached between ILWU Local 63's Office Clerical Unit (OCU) and 14 employers.

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Nurses strike, again, for patient safety and nursing standards

One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.

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