March

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Cesar Chavez: A true American hero

It's Cesar Chavez Day, proclaimed byPresident Obama and observed throughout the country on the 85th birth date of the late founder of the United Farm Workers union

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Oaklanders demand justice for Trayvon Martin

Protesters, many wearing hoodies and carrying Skittles and cans of iced tea, gathered in front of City Hall March 26 to express solidarity with the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

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AFL-CIO defends women's access to contraception

In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."

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Labor leader supports Obama admin's blocking of voter ID laws

Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, welcomed the Justice Department's recent decision to strike down voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin.

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“Recall Walker!” – 62,000 Wisconsin workers fight back

Wisconsinites stood up and proved that once again, they are ready to fight.

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Payday lending makes banks big profits

In their constant quest for ever-larger profits, at least five of the nation's leading banks have entered the sleazy, unscrupulous, and usurious field of payday lending.

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Nation's labor leaders meet to mobilize for 2012 elections

Leaders of almost every labor union in the country are arriving here today for a special meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

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Hundreds continue Selma-Montgomery march across Alabama

In addition to shining a light on current day attacks on voting rights, immigrant rights and workers rights. marchers yesterday added the fight for universal public education to their agenda.

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Union workers craft the Oreo cookie - America's 100-year favorite

Oreos - with their dark chocolate shells and creamy white center - have been a household name for a long time. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sandwich cookies, reports the AFL-CIO blog.