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Coming out is still risky in Tennessee

For many workers in Tennessee, reporting a case of discrimination based on sexual orientation would seriously risk their personal safety.

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NOW: Women workers of the world, organize!

Feminists and labor activists at this month's NOW 2012 National Conference discussed women's roles and rights in the national and global economy.

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Michigan 'protect our jobs' petition passes signature threshold

Michigan's Protect Our Jobs coalition has gathered more than double the amount of signatures necessary to put a proposed state constitutional amendment enshrining union rights on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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Orlando could be first in South to require paid sick time

Community activists kicked off a campaign for a ballot initiative that would require private employers to offer their workers up to seven days of paid sick leave.

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Taxi! Taxi! Cabbies form unlikely union

If you ask a cab driver, there's a good chance he or she will tell you, "I'm a member of the National Taxi Workers Alliance."

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Shrimp workers exploited and enslaved at Walmart warehouse

Two thousand shrimp workers from Cambodia and Myanmar suffered human rights abuses and indentured servitude at the hands of Walmart.

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May Day strikes and actions dot the Bay Area

Bay Area unions and immigrant rights organizations marked May Day with picket lines, rallies and marches in cities around the region.

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Tens of thousands rally at Union Square May Day celebration

Unionists, Occupy Wall Street supporters, immigrants, women, LGBT activists and the disabled filled Union Square from one end to the other on May Day.

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Walmart ordered to pay $4.8 million in stolen overtime

The announcement was made as the enormous retail chain - and its attack on labor - became a focus of the annual May Day march held here yesterday.

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"Enough is enough": Missouri residents demand energy giant pay taxes

The rally was planned to coincide with Peabody Energy's corporate shareholders' meeting, which was being held at the Peabody Opera House.

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