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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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U.S. poor are in free fall

The level of income inequality stretches much higher in the United States than in the other developed countries. Now it's gone off the chart.

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Today in labor history: Supreme Court ends laws against interracial marriage

The case was brought forth by Richard and Mildred Loving, who were imprisoned for one year for marrying in the state of Virginia.

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Unionists back marriage equality, in and out of high court

Inside and outside the U.S. Supreme Court, unionists backed the right of same-sex couples to marry as the justices held hearings on two separate cases on the issue.

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The ugly racial history of “right to work”

The victory for "right-to-work" (for less) legislation in Michigan has spurred talk of expanding efforts to pass similar laws to weaken unions in other states.

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Today in labor history: Black workers form national union

African American delegates met in Washington, D.C., to form the Colored National Labor Union.

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