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How Wisconsin 14 have halted two budget havocs

Why is Gov. Scott Walker so desperate to get back the minority Democrats of the Senate? It's certainly not to vote with him. It's actually not to vote at all.

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Video: Good Jobs Green Jobs 2011

This week's Good Jobs Green Jobs conference in Washington DC is the embodiment of a continually developing and powerful coalition in action.

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Honeywell lockout threatens thousands in Illinois and Kentucky

United Steelworkers local 7-669 and the Steelworkers international Union issued a well researched report this week outlining the health and safety hazards posed by the use of scab replacement workers to operate Honeywell's Metropolis Illinois plant.

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Steelworkers tell feds about oil industry safety woes

The rampant safety hazards exposed by the fatal, catastrophic fire, explosion and sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year unveil a catalogue of wide-ranging problems in the oil industry, the Steelworkers say. And they're safety problems industry executives ignore, downplay and refuse to deal with, the union adds.

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Shop Talk: Bucking bosses and closing unsafe mines

Unionization victories at Piedmont Airlines, a labor/Democratic step against climate change, a federal push to shut unsafe mines - and more.

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U.S. unions, Canadian energy sign pact on transnational pipeline

Four U.S. construction unions signed a Project Labor Agreement on Sept. 14 with a large Canadian energy company, to build a big trans-national oil pipeline from the oil sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas' Gulf Coast.

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BP admits guilt in Texas City safety violations

BP has finally agreed to pay millions in fines and repairs for its deadly 2005 refinery blast - but the whole industry is "a mess," the Steelworkers union says.

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Gearing up for a green economy and a union job

A Green Technician training partnership between an electrical contractors group and IBEW Local 481 helped capture "millions of dollars worth of labor" for the union's members.

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Labor Department aids workers displaced by BP's oil spill

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an award of $27 million in National Emergency Grants to four key Gulf Coast states to assist workers displaced by BP's  oil spill.

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Fishermen take a beating from oil spill

NEW ORLEANS - Chet Held, 48, has been fishing the waters here off the Gulf Coast since he was a little boy.

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