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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.


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.


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.


Wisconsin recall drive is ahead of schedule

Less than two weeks after recall campaigns against eight Wisconsin GOP state senators got under way, union members and their allies have already collected half the signatures they need.


Attacks on public workers put women in bulls’-eye

Women are calling Republican budget cuts and attacks on public employees a double-barreled "war on women."


Communist Party to host national conference

"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.


Shame! GOP takes away rights in blink of eye

Republicans rammed through a bill that would undo 50 years of labor rights in Wisconsin.


Why the Wisconsin goings-on affect all workers

The only protection workers have to fight against exploitation is a working democracy. And so unions were born.


Conn. gov joins in "We are one with the workers of Wisconsin"

"I am proud to stand with you and the workers of Wisconsin," Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy told hundreda at a Hartford rally Tuesday.


Missouri Republicans work to dismantle non-discrimination act

A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.

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