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Labor mobilizes to save Voting Rights Act

Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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State takeovers of cities and schools are un-American

Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.

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Pelosi vows to curb corporate cash if Dems retake House

The veteran lawmaker said she wants to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that produced a tsunami of corporate campaign cash.

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Immigration reform fight begins in earnest

The move for reform has been spearheaded by undocumented youth themselves, but also includes Obama, sections of the Democratic Party, labor, churches and other community organizations.

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Virginia GOP tries to dilute African-American vote

Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.

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Court nullifies Obama appointments to Labor Board

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that President Obama violated the Constitution when he made three recess appointments to the NLRB.

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Senate filibuster deal a capitulation, says Common Cause

Today's announced "compromise" on Senate filibuster reform is in fact a capitulation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Senate inundated with demands to end “silent” filibuster

Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.

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Minnesota unions urge action on jobs as legislature convenes

When the Minnesota legislature convened Jan. 8, everything had changed - and nothing had changed

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Trumka: “Stand up to the bullies in Congress!”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warns that "the right-wing bullies in Congress are plotting to take their next hostage."

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