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Ohio governor backs off his turndown of federal storm help

Ohio's right wing Republican governor John Kasich worked Monday to pull his foot out of his own mouth.

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Union workers craft the Oreo cookie - America's 100-year favorite

Oreos - with their dark chocolate shells and creamy white center - have been a household name for a long time. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sandwich cookies, reports the AFL-CIO blog.

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At UAW legislative conference, Obama defends auto bailout

In a rousing speech to a legislative conference of the UAW, President Obama defended his administration's bailout of the auto industry and credited UAW workers as the real saviors of the big Detroit companies.

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Apple's iPod, iPhone, Macs made in inhuman working conditions

Apple made over $14 billion in the fourth quarter of last year alone - yet workers in companies that supply its products overseas, particularly in China are paid low wages

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Over 1,000 at Oregon Capitol protest cuts, school privatization

More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.

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Fired warehouse workers hold Walmart accountable

On Feb. 17, with the support of community and business leaders, they gathered in front of a Walmart Express store and fought back.

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Targeted victims protest American Airlines bankruptcy plans

The flight attendants called the action, and the pilots and Transport Workers Union quickly joined in. Other unions and solidarity activists drove into DFW International Airport for the action.

Labor groups defend different pieces of national health care law

With the national health care revision law yet to fully take effect, but under challenge before the Supreme Court, six labor organizations have stepped forward, four of them joining other groups, to defend different parts of it.

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Black History Month 2012: Remembering Dalzenia Henry

When the judging for the African American History Month High School Arts and Writing Competition takes place this Friday, Dalzenia Henry's legacy will be on our minds.

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Massive reenactment of 1965 Selma march will focus on today’s battles

Unions are joining with civil rights and community partners in a massive re-enactment of the historic 1965 Alabama civil rights march.

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