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Unions demand that Romney fire his labor advisor

The AFL-CIO demanded that Mitt Romney fire his chief labor advisor for improper use of inside information obtained from his federal government connections.

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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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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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Michigan says "Stand up for democracy"

"In this country we are not supposed to have czars or dictators, we are supposed to have elected officials we can hold accountable."

Georgia sheriff condemns proposed anti-picketing law

At a press conference yesterday, leaders of numerous civil rights, community, faith, environmental and labor organizations also condemned the bill.

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Public workers leader calls for united action to save union, civil rights

"You gave voice to what I have been feeling for so long," exclaimed several participants in response to a speech by Raglan George.

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Virginia GOP goes after unions with extreme measures

This will not be the end of the Republicans' 2012 anti-labor campaign.

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Arizona, again and again!

The Arizona House approved Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to take away civil service protections from state workers.

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Targeted victims protest American Airlines bankruptcy plans

The flight attendants called the action, and the pilots and Transport Workers Union quickly joined in. Other unions and solidarity activists drove into DFW International Airport for the action.

Arizona next battleground in workers’ rights war

Neither the state AFL-CIO's efforts nor the special election recall loss in November of a key radical right ally stopped GOP Gov. Jan Brewer

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