September

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Parents and students back Chicago teachers

Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.

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Rally demands banks stop foreclosing on veterans

Anti-foreclosure campaigners gathered to demand that banks stop foreclosure proceedings against a group of elderly veterans - most in their 90s - who are threatened with the loss of their homes.

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Wisconsin’s anti-collective bargaining law struck down

Unions and their members are thrilled about a Wisconsin court ruling Friday striking down the state law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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Walmart warehouse workers strike for workplace safety

Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.

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Census Bureau: Poverty rate unchanged, health care coverage improves, income drops

AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.

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Coming out for equality in Memphis

"This very ground was built on the struggle for equality and equal rights."

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Chicago teachers to vote Sunday on ending strike

CHICAGO- Teachers here will vote on Sunday, Sept. 16, whether to continue or end the weeklong strike. Some 800 elected union delegates met today and decided they needed to see - in writing - more details on the framework hammered out by negotiators.

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CLUW mobilizes to protect voter rights

Republican legislators are passing voter suppression laws to take voting rights away. Most affected are people of color, women and working families.

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With toxic plant ready for demolition, NJ residents voice concerns

The E.C. Electroplating plant - the source of a nearly 30 year-old toxic chromium spill currently wending its way beneath this town - will be torn down in early October.

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NFL players make strong defense of LGBT equality

Many athletes have publicly stated their support for having LGBT players as their teammates, and some have supported marriage equality efforts.

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