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Planned new $1B U.S.-Canada bridge to create thousands of jobs

A new billion-dollar bridge between Detroit and Windsor., the busiest border crossing from Canada to the U.S., will create 10,000 new jobs on the U.S. side, and it'll be built with U.S. and Canadian steel.

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Obama budget draws praise, some complaints, from labor leaders

The president's budget will be ignored in the GOP-run House, where Budget Committee Chairm Paul Ryan, R-Wis., intends to draft a proposal, which is expected to push killing of Medicare as we know it.

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Construction workers more likely to die on the job

Over their careers, construction workers have a one in 200 chance of dying on the job, five times what the government considers the "significant" risk.

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Labor Day protestors demand jobs and fair trade deals

Steelworkers and 1,000 others protested against a new free trade agreement being negotiated for the Pacific Rim countries.

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Aid to workers hurt by outsourcing to end

The federal program that has helped hundreds of thousands of workers get back on their feet after their jobs went overseas could soon disappear due to an error by Congress.

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There's blood on those Valentine's Day roses

It's not what you think about when you buy flowers, but your Valentine could end up with a bouquet picked by sexually harassed women or child laborers and then sprayed, rinsed and dipped in lethal chemicals.

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Texas labor ends early voting with style

An October 28 rally at the Teachers Hall wrapped up a very successful early voting period in Texas.

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Obama not waiting for Congress, curbs bus and truck emissions

The new plan will reduce by 20 percent heat-trapping emissions from truck and bus tailpipes.

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Ohio’s Fisher slams Senate opponent on jobs

In a blistering attack, Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate said Rob Portman, his Republican opponent, had "sold out American workers."

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Senators confident on votes to lift Cuba travel ban

There are enough votes in the Senate to lift the travel ban that now bars U.S. citizens from traveling to Cuba, key Republican and Democratic senators say.

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