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Renewed push to legally ban racial profiling

In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.


Buffet fair share tax rule blocked by Republicans

Republicans blocked action on the "Paying a Fair Share Act" that would have required the rich to pay at the same tax rate as most of the middle and working class.


100,000 train to "take back the nation" from the 1%

More than 100,000 union members and activists from community groups are in "99% spring training sessions" all over the country this week gearing up, they say, to take back the nation from the 1%.


Demonstrators to focus on mass transit as a civil right

The Occupy Wall Street movement and  Amalgamated Transit Union  jointly declared April 4 a National Day of Action for Jobs and Mass Transit and will demonstrate in 20 cities across the country.


Wisconsin board certifies recall signatures

"Today is another historic day in democracy for the state of Wisconsin," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.


Top Dem says control of House a tossup in 2012

"My job is to elect 25 Democrats so we can stop these union-bashing, Medicare-privatizing, Social Security-destroying House Republicans,"  said Rep. Steve Israel.


Unions demand that Romney fire his labor advisor

The AFL-CIO demanded that Mitt Romney fire his chief labor advisor for improper use of inside information obtained from his federal government connections.


‘Arab Spring’ unions get top rights award

Two union federations that have been leaders in the "Arab Spring," in Tunisia and Bahrain, received the AFL-CIO's top human rights award.


Labor pushes for highway-mass transit bill, GOP blocks

The bill would approve highway and mass transit construction money for the next two years, creating tens of thousands of jobs. And civil engineers say there are now thousands of  structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges.


Senate’s phony “JOBS Act” not about jobs, deregulates Wall Street

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came out with a blistering statement on the Senate's passage of the so-called "JOBS Act."

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