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As elections approach, unions rev up fight for Social Security

"The tea party Republicans divide the country: Scaring people is not standing up for people."

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Some 400,000 climate marchers paint New York green

Generating some of the most excitement were activists from other nations who stood in solidarity with their peers.

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Activists gather for the Green line to the climate march

"This march represents an incredible diversity of people, all realizing that this is the same fight."

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On the other side of Ferguson, a different kind of protest

Pulling together, volunteering and pitching in when city leaders seemed unable or unwilling to - just added to the unity building during a time of profound crisis.

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Protestors stand their ground against racism and ignorance

The pro-Darren Wilson folks were screaming rage-soaked insults, but the protestors stoically chanted back in unison.

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Community and labor stand together in peaceful cry for justice for Eric Garner

"The people in this crowd should have this amazing view: It's a sea of people of every culture and heritage coming together for change."

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Community-labor coalition cheers minimum wage ordinance in San Diego

But even as the San Diego Labor Council hailed the new measure, it warned about an underhanded petition to undermine it.

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Connecticut labor, environmental, peace groups join together for People's Climate March

"Working people will suffer disproportionately from the current patterns of investment and neglect that do not prioritize good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities."

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Ferguson, Missouri residents grieve and protest in wake of killing by police

The high level of tension in the town resulting from the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed Michael Brown, 17, has created an extremely volatile situation.

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An interview with USSA's Maxwell Love

According to Love, students need to build "relationships with unions - on and off campuses, to build bridges in the community, students are workers."

 

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