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We Are One Illinois fights back

Thousands of union members overflowed the Illinois Statehouse to defend their pensions and collective bargaining rights.

Right-to-work scheme rears its head in Indiana again

A GOP scheme to make Indiana into a so-called "Right to Work" state, crippling unions by allowing thousands of workers to be freeloaders, has reared its head in the Hoosier State - again.

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Ohio ramps up fight to repeal SB 5

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Ohio voters favor repealing SB 5 by a 57 to 32 point margin.

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Workers hit streets to repeal union-buster SB 5

Labor activists held a rally in Cleveland to mobilize voter turnout in the Nov. 8 election to defeat Issue 2 and repeal SB 5, the law that strips public employees collective bargaining rights.

Ohio unionists ramp up push against anti-worker law

Ohio unionists are ramping up their campaign to repeal right-wing Gov. John Kasich's anti-worker anti-union law, as a Nov. 8 referendum on it nears.

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California car wash workers win union contract

On Tuesday, workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, Calif. reached a contract, becoming the first-ever Southern California car wash to unionize, reported the AFL-CIO.

SEIU leader: Americans, South Africans face similar challenges

It appears both the U.S. and South Africa are discussing simliar issues such as rising income inequality and the challenges of advancing a progressive agenda.

Arbitrator to two metal workers' unions: merge

A neutral arbitrator ordered the presidents of the Sheet Metal Workers and the United Transportation Union to resume talks on implementing the planned merger of the two unions, by Oct. 25.

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Eugene Debs: March together, vote together, fight together

Union organizer and strike leader, spellbinding orator, founder of the Socialist Party of America, five times a candidate for president, Eugene ­ Debs was all that and more.

AFL-CIO's week of action focuses on jobs

Somewhere over New Mexico, there's a big, hot air balloon flying. "Jobs, Not Cuts," its sign declares.

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