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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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Mass arrests at immigration protest spur coalition to remake America

In a jail cell in the nation's capital, top leaders of 40 powerful labor/progressive groups found they had plenty of time to hash out plans for essentially remaking America.

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Residents say poverty wages will not resurrect Detroit

Only blocks from city hall, a Friday afternoon picket line at the Crowne Plaza Hotel symbolizes the fight taking place in this city.

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Jailed for justice at July 8th’s Moral Monday

Over 4,000 North Carolinians came together during the first day of the workweek to protest and participate in acts of civil disobedience.

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North Carolina crowd roars at governor: "Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!!"

Nearly 5,000 protesters at a "Moral Monday" rally roared disapproval of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to terminate federal jobless benefits.

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Hyatt workers win big concessions, global boycott to end

Unite Here, representing hospitality workers, has reached a deal with Hyatt Hotels, ending a four-year bitter battle involving protests, strikes, civil disobedience and a global boycott against the chain.

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Crowd honors photographers tossed out by the Sun Times

"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."

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