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‘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.

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Georgia's anti-picketing law an attack on the 99 percent

Unions and progressive groups are fighting a new law that would make forms of protest - including picketing and peaceful sit-downs -- a crime, the AFL-CIO reports.

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Walker allies lose grip on Wisconsin Senate

One of the GOP state senators under recall here, Pam Galloway (claiming a family health problem) resigned this weekend, wiping out the Republican majority and leaving that chamber split 16-16.

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AFL-CIO defends women's access to contraception

In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."

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Wisconsin recall set for June 5 - is the end near for Walker?

Voters will be headed to the polls for recall elections involving Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Republican state senators.

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“Recall Walker!” – 62,000 Wisconsin workers fight back

Wisconsinites stood up and proved that once again, they are ready to fight.

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Payday lending makes banks big profits

In their constant quest for ever-larger profits, at least five of the nation's leading banks have entered the sleazy, unscrupulous, and usurious field of payday lending.

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Wisconsin judge halts state photo ID law for April 3 election

Calling it "the single most restrictive voter eligibility law" in the nation, Judge David Flanagan issued a temporary injunction stopping the state's requirement to show a photo ID  in the April 3 elections.

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Judge scraps farmers’ case against Monsanto

The plaintiffs had sought a judgment to stop Monsanto from suing them for growing crops containing genes patented by the company.

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Office Depot, Macy’s, Publix slammed on wage-theft stance

Community activists, clergy and labor came together in defense of a simple concept - the right of workers to be paid for the work they do.

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