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Documents show Boeing saw South Carolina as worst option for 787

Newly uncovered Boeing Co. documents show their  "Project Gemini" plan to punish workers in Washington state by establishing a second 787 line in South Carolina was their highest risk option for their new Dreamliner jet.


Trumka: New GOP bill would gut workers’ rights

Republicans are backing a new bill they introduced after the NLRB filed a complaint against Boeing, which the board says retaliated against workers for exercising their rights.


Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

This is Davis's fourth execution date since 2007. The gun used to kill the police officer was never found, nor any physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.


Veto of “voter ID” law upheld in New Hampshire

Poorer people and students scored a voting rights victory in New Hampshire as a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch of a controversial voter ID law was upheld.


Congreswoman introduces emergency jobs bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., plans to introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which will put over 2 million people to work.


On Danziger Bridge cops shot first, covered up later

New Orleans police are charged with covering up the deadly shootings of innocent people on the Danziger Bridge as they were on their way to search for food days after Hurricane Katrina had laid waste to their city.

FBI rules changes provoke Senate inquiry

The FBI plans to issue new rules broadening the discretion of its 14,000 field agents over matters of individual privacy.


High Court to women Wal-Mart workers: You’re on your own!

The lawsuit, had it been allowed to proceed as a class action, could have involved up to 1.6 million women, with Wal-Mart facing billions of dollars in damages.


Supreme Court lets anti-immigrant law stand

By a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona's first anti-immigrant law is legal.


Must pension funds prove losses before they can sue?

Must public pension funds prove they lost money before they can sue as a class against the corporations involved? That's the problem the Supreme Court wrestled with, in a case that pitted a non-profit foundation against former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton.

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