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Voters speak: A resounding victory for paid sick days nationwide

The lesson from Tuesday could not be clearer: No worker should have to choose between missing a day's pay and caring for their health.

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Trumka: Voters said they were “desperate” for new economic life

"The fact of the matter is that people are disillusioned by endless political bickering and eyed these elections with great dispirit."

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Last minute election appeal by labor

We're not asking for much, just enough to live our lives. And guys like Scott Walker, Rick Scott, and Mitch McConnell think we don't deserve it.

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Today in labor history: Harvey Milk elected to office

On this day in 1977 Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He was the first openly gay person elected to public office in California.

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Wisconsin’s Walker worries as workers organize

In U.S. elections, incumbent governors have an 80 percent chance of being re-elected. So why is Scott Walker having such a difficult time convincing voters to give him a second term?

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Labor making intensive final push for Election Day, Nov. 4

Backed by radio ads from the AFL-CIO and several top unions, workers and their allies mounted a final intensive political push in the week before the Nov. 4 election.

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AFL-CIO rallies Georgia voters for Nov. 4

The AFL-CIO's determination to advance the struggle in southern red electoral states came alive Sunday, Oct. 26, with a Get Out the Vote rally.

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Labor aims to unseat McConnell, block GOP power grab

"There is no better fighter for America's middle class, for America's working people than Alison Lundergan Grimes," Warren told the crowd of IBEW union members.

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Labor says vote for hopes not fears in Connecticut

"Connecticut needs a governor who walks picket lines, not a governor who busts unions and destroys communities."

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Letter Carriers jump into electoral arena for pro-post office candidates

The Letter Carriers took the unusual step of singling out for support only lawmakers who are strong supporters of postal union members.

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