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Labor movement – key link in chain of progress

I believe today is both more necessary and possible for the party and its members to be involved in the labor movement.

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Visit to giant's gravesite: Vito Marcantonio

Vito Marcantonio has been virtually erased from the study of the progressive movement of the 1930s and 40sand this has dealt a severe blow to the movement.

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Panel examines progressive side of federalism

A panel at the American Constitution Society convention explores federal vs. state power in labor and human rights.

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Today in black history: Harold Washington won the mayoral primary in Chicago

In 1983, Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary and later was elected the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.

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Progressive groups target AT&T in drive to stop ALEC

Major national progressive organizations and their trade union allies are flooding AT&T headquarters with calls demanding the company stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council.

People’s World hosts awards banquet in New York

Local People's World readers and contributors held their annual Better World Awards banquet May 29, focusing on the fight for quality public education.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus launches "People's Budget"

Reacting to the House Republicans' slash-and-burn 2012 budget proposals, progressives put forward a proposal that reflects "the values and priorities of working families in this country."

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Rahm Emanuel elected Chicago mayor, voters say ho-hum

CHICAGO -- The only surprises in the Feb. 22 mayor's race were how quickly Rahm Emanuel's victory came in and the low voter turnout in the first mayor's race in decades that didn't have a Daley on the ballot.

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U.S. Chamber planned dirty tricks, smears against unions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reportedly paid a law firm to initiate a campaign of political sabotage against unions and other progressive groups that have opposed its policies.

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Different primaries, same message: It's Main St. vs. Wall St.

June 8 primaries happened in many different states with many different candidates. But all had the same message. The battle lines are drawn. It's Main Street versus Wall Street. And it's about jobs.

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