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Postal Service begins process of slowing first class mail, unions outraged

The service cutbacks come on the heels of record-breaking and successful holiday deliveries of 15.5 billion packages, letters and parcels.

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Postal unions plan national protests vs. closings

The nation's four postal employee unions are uniting for the Nov. 14 protest against planned Jan. 2015 shutdown of 82 more distribution centers.

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Atlanta symphony board majority locks out musicians for second time

The intransigent board majority of the Atlanta Symphony, seeking to cut costs by firing orchestra members, locked them out, Sept. 6.

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Denver SuperShuttle drivers reject cuts

Denver SuperShuttle is trying to force a 30 percent pay cut on its workforce.

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Trumka warns Dems: stick by Social Security, Medicare

LAS VEGAS - AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has put lawmakers on notice to stick by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid or face labor opposition at the polls next year.

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Fire Fighter leader blasts hypocritical politicians

The nation's politicians, from the federal government on down to city halls, are hypocritical in praising Fire Fighters and other first responders, then cutting public safety budgets.

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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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Sequester cuts mean idle planes, poultry plants and VA offices, says AFGE

Some 250 AFGE members and supporters rallied outside Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt's office in St. Louis, March 20, to protest the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts to vital social services and the military, known as sequestration.

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Gov’t. workers: Cuts would trigger new recession

Automatic budget cuts would have a devastating impact on vital services all over the country.

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Steelworkers forced out at Rotek

Members of USW Local 8565 are picketing Rotek, Inc. protesting the company's unilateral implementation of a contract slashing wages 20-30 percent as well as deep cuts in benefits.

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