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Union leader says Congressional rules block pro-worker bills

Unions and their allies must "connect the dots" between gummed-up congressional rules and the lack of legislation that helps workers, voters, women and their allies.

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CWA'S Cohen ties fight vs. income inequality to fight for democracy

"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"

 

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AFL-CIO calls for restoration of the Voting Rights Act

The AFL-CIO's executive council unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 19 calling for the passage of strong federal legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act.

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Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.

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Today in labor history: KKK found guilty of conspiracy in death of Viola Liuzzo

Liuzzo, who came from a working-class Detroit family and had lived in the South as a child, traveled to Alabama after the Selma to Montgomery marches and the "Bloody Sunday" attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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Today in labor history: Susan B. Anthony tries to vote

Despite being fined, Anthony responded, "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty," and, true to her word, never paid the fine for the rest of her life. 

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Today in labor history: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

On August 28, 1963, Maryland police reported, "By 8 a.m., 100 buses an hour were streaming through the Baltimore Harbor Tunne" heading for Washington, D.C.

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Today in labor history: Women win right to vote, Women’s Equality Day declared

On Aug. 26, 1920, women finally won the right to vote when the necessary number of states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Senate to vote by July 31 on all five NLRB nominees

The Senate will vote during the week of July 29 on all five of President Obama's nominees.

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Pennsylvania unions launch massive campaign against voter ID law

The Pa. AFL-CIO is pushing a huge online petition demanding the GOP-run state legislature repeal the state's "voter ID" law.

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