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EPA fires scientists - to shake attempt to unionize?

The American Federation of Government Employees expressed utter outrage that this was done at a time when scientists were seeking union representation.

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On the streets in Charlotte: "Obama ... 4 more years!"

Uptown Charlotte is packed with people of every hue. They are natives of this sprawling city but also delegates and guests to the Democratic National Convention from every corner of the land.

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Dallas leads Texas in Labor Day celebrations

What a Labor Day weekend! Of the 13 Labor Day activities listed by the Texas AFL-CIO, the Big D may have had the best ones.

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AFL-CIO President Trumka to speak at Dem convention

Trumka "will stress the importance of electing leaders like President Barack Obama who will stand with working people in creating an economy that works for all."

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Charlotte chant: "We are union, the mighty, mighty union!"

Delegates here for the Democratic National Convention applauded as union men and women marched through Charlotte in the annual Labor Day parade chanting, "We are the union, the mighty, mighty union."

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Democratic Party platform backs workers' rights

The platform, up for adoption at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., so strongly backs workers' rights that it virtually endorses the Employee Free Choice Act,.

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Unions on Romney’s VP choice: Wrong for America

"As CEO of Bain Capital, Romney made his fortune by hollowing out the dreams of ordinary American workers. The Romney-Ryan budget would wreak the same kind of economic damage on households nationwide."

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"Activist New York" displays history of social movements

It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.

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AFL-CIO: Walesa didn't speak for Polish workers at Romney meeting

The largest labor federation in the U.S. is warning Polish communities nationwide that Lech Walesa's meeting with Mitt Romney in Poland this week did not have the support of Polish unions or the labor movement here in America.

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New Haven Rising is launched

The cafeteria at Career High School was overflowing with neighbors of all ages from all parts of New Haven, Black, Latino, and White greeting each other with excitement.

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