September

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A fight grows in Brooklyn to save SUNY Downstate

Public health professionals are working to save hundreds of jobs and preserve community services here at a state university-run medical center, the fourth largest employer in the borough

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Ohio labor rallies for Obama

At the Ohio State AFL-CIO Convention delegates heard a continuous cascade of powerful appeals to fully mobilize labor behind the President in the all-important November election.

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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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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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In Chicago, a movement is born to reclaim public education

Parents, students and community groups, whose pent up outrage at school privatization dictated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been unleashed by the strike, joined teachers on the picket lines.

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Chicago teachers strike for good schools

Declaring "enough is enough," 28,000 Chicago public school teachers, paraprofessionals, clinicians, social workers and counselors went on strike September 10. 

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MO AFL-CIO Convention: Focus on elections and ballot initiatives

"There couldn't be a clearer choice. The up-coming November elections are about two very different and distinct paths for our country."

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DNC union delegates lobby colleagues for workers rights

Hundreds of union members, delegates to the Democratic National Convention, fanned out among their colleagues bearing little orange cards, talking about union rights.

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EPA fires scientists - to shake attempt to unionize?

The American Federation of Government Employees expressed utter outrage that this was done at a time when scientists were seeking union representation.

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On the streets in Charlotte: "Obama ... 4 more years!"

Uptown Charlotte is packed with people of every hue. They are natives of this sprawling city but also delegates and guests to the Democratic National Convention from every corner of the land.

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