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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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Today in labor history: Puerto Rican labor organizer and feminist Luisa Capetillo born

She lived intensely: she fought for workers causes and the emancipation of women till here death..

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Labor Secretary boosts unions, praises new models of organizing

For Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, unions are responsible for creating and sustaining the middle class, and represent what's right with the U.S.

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Yuck! What’s on my chicken?

"USDA's plan will reduce the federal inspection process to a mere rubber stamp." The "USDA has pushed through its dirty chicken rule."

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Chicago hotel workers to Bruce Rauner: Give back the money!

Rauner has made stopping what he calls the "chokehold" that special interests have on Illinois state government a key part of his campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Michigan autoworkers gear up for Nov. 4 elections

The union expects that anger over Republican anti-union legislation will help drive large numbers of people to the polls.

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Leader of 50-million member labor federation blasts Nissan in Mississippi

"We are not going away until these Nissan workers win the right to a union, as the 150,000 unionized Nissan workers elsewhere."

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Trumka backs measure to limit crimes classified as felonies

He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.

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Trumka: “Raising wages will be a driving force at the polls”

"Labor is perfectly positioned to unite a massive movement, to raise wages and to lift up our communities."

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Global auto union leaders to meet with Nissan workers in Mississippi

A delegation of senior-level trade union leaders from around the globe will travel to Canton, Mississippi, to meet with Nissan workers and community leaders.

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