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Koch Brothers try to kill California unions

Prop 32 would ban both unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes in California.

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Today in Labor History: 1934 textile workers strike begins

The textile workers' strike of 1934 was the largest strike in U.S. labor history at the time, involving as many as 500,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states,.

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Unionists, allies protest Trans-Pacific trade pact

Unionists and their allies protested at the Sept. 9 start of the latest round of talks on a planned Trans-Pacific Pact.

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Pride at Work puts “Boots on the Ground”

Some 200 delegates to Pride@Work - the LGBT affiliate of the AFL-CIO - put their theme of "Boots on the Ground" into action.

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Hoffa holds tea party responsible for "tremendous war on workers"

The tea party has taken over the Republican Party and produced "craziness" there and is responsible for the "tremendous war on workers" now being waged nationwide, Teamsters President James Hoffa says.

 

 

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Today in labor history: Textile workers ambushed

The AFL-CIO expanded Wiggins' grave marker in 1979, to include the phrase, "She died carrying the torch of social justice."

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Chicago Labor Day rocks with solidarity for teachers

A sea of red-shirted teachers, other public workers, parents, community residents and students joined in a massive show of solidarity in Chicago on Labor Day as teachers prepare for a possible strike Sept. 10.

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Detroit Labor Day: "Stand up for collective bargaining"

Michigan's working families know they are in the fight of their lives. The state's Republican legislature is introducing bill after bill that curtails workers' right to bargain collectively.

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Unionists in Tampa describe a Romney dystopia

On the third day of the GOP convention,  AFL-CIO marchers painted a picture of what would be a nightmare scenario in America if Mitt Romney were to be elected president.

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Romney opposes bargaining rights for fire fighters and police

Romney's statement, in a written response to an FOP questionnaire, is in line with his attempt, as Massachusetts governor, to strip Fire Fighters and police officers throughout the state of their collective bargaining rights.

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