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All eyes on 2012 elections at AFL-CIO King holiday observance

"It's a new day, a new labor movement," and "victory can come to the 99 percent if we stand united," said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.

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Supreme Court takes case that would cripple labor's political activity

Yet another right-wing attempt to curb unions' political activism, by cutting off money, landed before the Supreme Court today. 

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Many workers to benefit in 2012 from new Obama rules

Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.

Union gets second chance for vote after company shenanigans

It's a classic case showing how employers manipulate voter lists to defeat union organizing drives, but the NLRB has given workers a second chance at winning representation.

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Transport union defends members in airline bankruptcy

The Transport Workers "will do everything possible" to vigorously protect 23,400 members who work for American Airlines and its American Eagle subsidiary as the carrier goes through bankruptcy, officials say.

A win for labor in Minnesota Senate race

Despite low voter turnout, Chris Eaton polled a majority in each of the district's 22 precincts, earning at least 53 percent in every precinct. She won 60 percent or more in 13 precincts.

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New York City Opera contract talks in crisis

New York City Opera, one of the city's cultural treasures, stood at a crossroads this week, after contract talks broke down Nov. 30 between management and its two main unions.

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Republicans plan FAA shutdown to bust unions

Republican union busters are planning, just in time for the holidays, a shut down of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mediation board rejects AFA complaint of Delta interference

The ruling apparently ends AFA-CWA's third try to organize flight attendants at the "new Delta." The NMB's decision bitterly disappointed AFA.

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Scott Walker not welcome in Chicago (with video)

Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.

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