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Ohio voters make progressive shift

Voters in Cincinnati, Ohio, by huge margin, turned down a tea party initiative that would've wiped out public worker's pensions in that city.

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Senate to vote Oct. 28 on Griffin for top NLRB enforcement job

The Senate is scheduled to vote late on Oct. 28 on Obama's nomination of Richard Griffin to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

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Labor to “play heavily” in state elections next year

Organized labor, with its community allies, will "play heavily" in state gubernatorial and legislative races next year, its top two political operatives say.

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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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Union locals pledge to halt GOP in 2014 mid-term elections

The GOP momentum spread to states like Wisconsin, where Scott Walker quickly enacted legislation that stripped basic bargaining rights from public employees.

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New York teachers back Thompson for mayor

This city's huge teachers' union has selected the candidate it prefers in the mayoral race now underway here.

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NYC AFSCME Council endorses Liu in mayoral race

Saying Comptroller John Liu "would end the favoritism towards the wealthy 1%" and return the government to its people, AFSCME District Council 37 delegates unanimously endorsed his mayoral candidacy.

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To fix the ‘real’ economy, stop attacks on working families

Inside Cobo Hall, Detroit's convention arena, corporate CEOs gathered to discuss the state's economy at Gov. Snyder's two-day economic summit.

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Elections have consequences: “Right to work” is one of them

The GOP majority in the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg is pushing a so-called "right-to-work" law in the Quaker State.

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AFL-CIO calls for universal voter registration

The labor movement has added its voice to the demands for voting reform that are sweeping the nation.

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