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Workers bracing for "right-to-work" assault

The right-wing Republican agenda is becoming more apparent as we inch closer and closer to January 2011 and the start of the new legislative session.

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Michigan city on verge of bankruptcy

The city of Hamtramck, Mich., is $3 million in debt and will run out of money by the end of January. It has sought permission from the state to file for bankruptcy, a move never before taken by a Michigan municipality. This could be a preview of what may happen to many cities and towns statewide.

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Youth: Let us serve our country, pass Dream Act

Passing the DREAM Act is about young people and their future, say labor and immigration reform advocates.

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Ohio jobless demand action

As federal unemployment benefits expired for 800,000 Americans Tuesday, people rallied in downtown Cleveland to demand extension of this critical lifeline.

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Connecticut leaders to receive People’s World awards

Three leaders have been named as recipients of the Amistad Award to be presented here by the People's World on Sunday, Dec. 5.

GOP poised to pull lifeline from jobless

If Congress fails to immediately extend benefits more than two million jobless workers will lose their lifeline in December.

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Broad coalition urges passage of DREAM Act

Supporters of the DREAM act range from the labor movement to self-identified conservatives.

Unions were California’s election game-changer

California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.

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Hundreds remember ReeAnne Halonen, 1943-2010

ReeAnne Halonen got her last wish. A Dixieland band on Nov. 14 led family and friends with trumpet and trombone blaring in a funeral procession up the street to a park two blocks from her home.

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Money kills democracy in Texas

Every statewide race in Texas was awash with big money.

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