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Small Wal-Mart action led to big sex discrimination suit

It all started with something Betty Dukes didn't do in 1998 at a Wal-Mart store in Pittsburg, Calif. She didn't come back late from lunch.

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Wide coalition mobilizes for April 4 "We Are One"

Leaders in labor, faith, civil and immigrant rights groups held a March 29 teleconference to announce coordinated actions nationwide on April 4 to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and stand in solidarity with public workers.

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Rally at Supreme Court backs women Wal-Mart workers

Women's rights advocates gathered for a Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart rally outside the Supreme Court this morning, as the court heard arguments in what could be the largest class-action civil rights suit in U.S. history.

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Maine’s governor assaults the dignity of working people

Having been raised in Maine, son of a lineman and a mother and stepmother who were state workers,  I am infuriated that the Republican governor there has ordered the removal of  mural that depicts the role of Maine working people.

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With personal stories, Affordable Care Act marks 1 year

"In the past year the Affordable Care Act has benefited me and 72,000 other Missourians," Joyce Clark said cheerfully yesterday.

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Skokie, Ill. students walk out for union rights

More than 300 Niles West High School students walked out of classes March 17 to protest anti-union legislation under consideration in Illinois' neighboring states.

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1,000 in Olympia: Put people first, close tax loopholes

The legislature is grappling with budget deficits estimated at $5.1 billion, yet ballot initiatives pushed through by Republican extremists last November block every measure to increase revenues.

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Public service union leader urges Boehner to cool violent rhetoric

AFSCME president Gerald McEntee has called upon the House Speaker John Boehner to "stop using violent metaphors and demonizing public employees."

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Thousands drown out GOP at Michigan Capitol

The Rally for Michigan Families was the largest and most diverse demonstration since protests against the Republican attack began here a month ago. "The Republicans could never have a rally like this," said one participant.

"Communism" gains ground among Americans

A specter is haunting Americans. About one in 10 of them.

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