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Mother Jones memorial ready for rehab

The 78-year-old memorial to labor organizer and hell-raiser Mary Harris "Mother" Jones is ready for rehabilitation, the Illinois AFL-CIO announced.

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On Workers Memorial Day, a life and death struggle

Every worker who has ever died on the job in America will be remembered nationwide April 28 on Workers Memorial Day while OSHA continues its 42-year battle to end death and injury at the modern American workplace.

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Frank Lumpkin always brings a crowd

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of family members, co-workers, friends and comrades paid tribute to Frank Lumpkin, lifelong fighter for workers' rights, equality and socialism, on April 24.

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Ft. Hood victim remembered with drums and dance

CHICAGO — About 100 young people, friends and family gathered Nov. 13 to celebrate with bomba drums, dance and songs, the life of Private Francheska "Cheka" Velez one of the 13 victims of  the Ft. Hood tragedy.

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Lawrence McGurty, a tremendous life

Lawrence "Mac" McGurty passed away Oct. 9 at the age of 93. His life encompassed the major events and movements of the last century, many that he participated in as an activist rather than an observer.