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It's not about money, it's about freedom: voices from Wisconsin

There is one thing Wisconsin union families want everyone to know: the protests are about workers' freedom to organize into a union and bargain collectively.

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Rite Aid Valentine protest: "Show love for worker's rights"

Cleveland staged a protest against Rite Aid's attempt to take away fully paid union health insurance from workers. 

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Machinists rally to save job security

Hundreds of Machinist union members and their supporters ralled for job security Tuesday in front of the IAM Lodge 1746 plant, across from Pratt & Whitney's sprawling main production facility in East Hartford, Conn.

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Jobless jeer GOP Kirk on economy

CHICAGO - "Thirteen hundred teachers have been laid off in Chicago, put on unemployment, their houses and cars being taken and what do we have? Mark Kirk is up there hiding!

European unions set to march for “Robin Hood taxes”

Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.

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1,000 to be arrested at Hyatt protests in 15 cities

More than 1,000 workers across the U.S. and Canada are preparing today to stage non-violent civil disobedience actions with thousands of others backing them up at Hyatt hotels in 15 different cities.

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Philly taxi drivers protest immigrant detentions

Taxi drivers protest underhanded tactics and immigration arrests of 25 drivers by local parking authority working in collusion with federal immigration officials.

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32 arrested at ICE offices, say immigration reform can't wait

CHICAGO - Saying comprehensive immigration reform could wait no longer, 32 labor, religious, and community leaders and an elected official were arrested after blocking Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices May 25.

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Chicago labor to march for jobs

Under the banner of "Good Jobs Now! Make Wall Street Pay" Chicago labor and allies will be marching on LaSalle Street, Chicago's version of Wall Street.

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Workers demand Toyota keep NUMMI plant open

FREMONT, Calif. ― Hundreds of auto workers gathered outside their union hall, across from the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) auto plant, Aug. 20 to hear a parade of state and local elected officials and labor allies pledge support for efforts to keep the West Coast’s only auto plant open.

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