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Portland, Oregon dumps Walmart bonds

"A city's investments should reflect the values of its taxpayers, and Walmart is consistently out of step with Portland values."

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Cowboys and Indians fighting together this week against the XL Pipeline

The Cowboy and Indian Alliance is marching on the Capitol in Washington for Earth Day today through April 27 to protest the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Dallas coalition holds action day for immigration reform

Pueblo Sin Fronteras, an immigrant rights group, and the Texas Organizing Project, which gets into any and all community issues, sponsored the activity, but the Dallas AFL-CIO banner was front and center.

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Senate battle on minimum wage hike to erupt after Easter

That announcement by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, brought cheers from a jammed Capitol rally after the labor-backed "Raise The Wage" bus ended its 11-state tour by halting at the foot of Capitol Hill.

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Oklahoma TV station comes under fire for anti-immigrant slur

Members of Dream Act Oklahoma, which has been raising awareness about how undocumented workers contribute to Oklahoma, blasted KOTV for its discriminatory report

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Tragedy in the Philippines the topic tonight at PW call-in

Like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina here in the United States, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, has become much more than a weather event.

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Plans to make Black Friday biggest worker mobilization ever

Walmart workers, the nation's labor leaders, and community leaders from all across the U.S. announced plans to turn the busiest holiday shopping day of the year into one of the largest mobilizations of workers in U.S. history.

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Ohio town rallies around hungry, disabled woman charged with penny theft

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - Residents here rallied around Deirdre Romine, who was charged with theft after she was found with $2.87 in wet pennies in her pocket, scavenged to buy some food.

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AFL-CIO warns Congress on immigration: no back burner

The AFL-CIO resolves to work for passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a citizenship path.

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Thousands shut down Chicago streets at ALEC meeting

The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.

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