October

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AFL-CIO ramps up campaign to protect Social Security

The AFL-CIO is ramping up its campaign to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from threatened future cuts by the congressional so-called "Super Committee."

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Eyewitness describes brutality in tobacco fields

"What we saw was never to be imagined: When the work day ends, farm workers - men, women, and children - returned to grim camps."

Anti-union water outfit now in court on contamination charge

One of the nation's biggest private water companies, which is pursuing an anti-union campaign, is also in federal court for water contamination and an attempted cover-up.

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Oakland demos spark call for nonviolence & end to repression

In the wake of the early morning police eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters from their encampments Oct. 25, confrontation between protesters and police came to a head in the early evening after protesters regrouped at the city's main library to march through the city.

Police evict Occupy Oakland

In a massive pre-dawn raid Oct. 25, Oakland and other area police evicted hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters from their two-week-old encampment in front of City Hall and a smaller camp in a nearby park.

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Occupy El Paso launched on Monday

Occupy El Paso began an occupation of San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso on Monday, October 17, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and around the country and with marches of "indignados" across Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Teach-in promotes labor-student unity

Thousands of students, labor leaders, and community activits tuned in to the AFL-CIO’s “America Wants to Work” National Teach-In last week.

Thousands occupy Washington, demand "jobs now"

The August earthquake shook loose some stones on the Washington Monument, but 10,000 protesters demanding "Jobs NOW" shook the obelisk again on Oct. 15.

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Jim Baldridge retirement bash set for Nov. 5

Longtime People's World supporter Jim Baldridge is retiring and wants to use the occasion to help this website, his favorite online daily newspaper!

Oklahoma AFL-CIO Convention maps coalition to fight ultra-right

In a show of solidarity, the Oklahoma AFL-CIO has voted to unite all public sector unions in a coalition to coordinate a defense against ultra-right anti-labor legislative efforts.

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