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Louisiana workers say union jobs break down barriers

The bosses don't want lots of union workers because they tend to break down the racial divide that has slowed progress in this part of the country ever since the end of the Civil War.

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Wisconsin recalls, round one: Dems sweep

Despite GOP shenanigans, labor-backed Democratic State Senate hopefuls swept six races in the first round of Wisconsin's state recall elections.

"Working dead" take over San Jose City Hall

Several young activists dressed as zombies spent the night on the steps in front of City Hall to participate in the following day's City Council meeting.

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Video: Fighting, teaching and learning in Walkerville

What a treat to walk around and talk to the "Walkerville" citizens! Great discussions going on all the time. History, political economy, trade unionism, coalition building and many other topics fill the air.

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Right wing pushes shocking child labor measures

Currently the number of youth who are unemployed, especially youth of color, has risen to a level not seen decades.

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Massey coal responsible for 29 miner deaths says independent report

"The company broke faith with its workers by frequently and knowingly violating the law and blatantly disregarding known safety practices."

Students sit in at University of Washington

At least 25 students were arrested after occupying a campus administrative building in protest of the University of Washington's contract with Sodexo, a giant food service provider.

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"We did it!" Nursing home workers win 13-month strike

The new three-year contracts, including raises and benefit improvements and a return to work with former positions and hours, were approved by an overwhelming vote of 189 to 6.

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Unions link arms with advocates for immigrant workers

The AFL-CIO signed groundbreaking partnership agreements with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Guestworkers Alliance.

Walker signs a bill, makes workers sick

In the wake of his recent bid to end the collective bargaining rights of state employees, Scott Walker signed a bill that overturns Milwaukee's paid sick leave law.

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