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Groups launch new initiative for women’s equality

Women's organizations, activists, and lawmakers launched a women's economic intiative that includes not just reproductive rights but pay equity, good jobs, and economic justice.

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AFL-CIO demands end to anti-gay job discrimination

LOS ANGELES - At its 2013 convention here Sept. 11 the AFL-CIO passed a strongly worded resolution calling for an end to on-the-job discrimination against gay people.

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Today in labor history: Women win right to vote, Women’s Equality Day declared

On Aug. 26, 1920, women finally won the right to vote when the necessary number of states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Today in labor history: Fisk University incorporated

On Aug. 22, 1867, Fisk University, one of the nation's most famous historically black colleges, was formally incorporated.

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SEIU, AFT join coalition to stop job discrimination vs. gays

"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."

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Pennsylvania unions launch massive campaign against voter ID law

The Pa. AFL-CIO is pushing a huge online petition demanding the GOP-run state legislature repeal the state's "voter ID" law.

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Today in labor history: Mary McLeod Bethune born

Mary McLeod Bethune, one of our great civil rights leaders, was born July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, S.C. Her parents were former slaves.

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Today in labor history: Stonewall sparks gay rights movement

Forty four years ago today the Stonewall demonstrations broke out in New York City,

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Union leaders hail court dumping of DOMA

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Union leaders hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to throw out the Defense of Marriage Act, the anti-gay law a Republican-run Congress railroaded through, and which then-President Bill Clinton signed.

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The Dream lives on, but we must fight for it

In a five-to-four decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the formula in Section 4 of the 1965 Civil Rights Act was unconstitutional.

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