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After Michigan setback, unions to fight back

Yesterday, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a bill designed to cripple organized labor in this state.

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30,000 protest "right to work" for less in Michigan

The 58 Republicans who rammed through a 'right to work' for less bill were dwarfed by the 30,000 who descended today on the State Capitol  to protest their assault on union rights.

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Labor Department: much more to be done on job safety

The Labor Department's Inspector General is still finding holes in enforcement programs of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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“Fiscal cliff” actions urge Congress to tax rich, no cuts

The pressure for unionists to weigh in rose as the ruling House Republicans refused to budge from their stand for protecting the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

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Uproar, protests, as Michigan house passes right-to-work law

Amid protests, arrests, a lockout from the state capitol building and a Democratic walkout, the GOP-run Michigan House passed a so-called "right to work" law on Dec. 6.

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Massey manager charged with hiding cause of mine deaths

Prosecutors charged Massey Energy mine manager David C. Hughart with covering up defiance of safety regulations and resulting dangerous conditions from government inspectors.

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CT working families defeat Linda's lies

Connecticut voters smacked down tea party Republican Linda McMahon on Election Day and chose Rep. Chris Murphy to be their new U.S. Senator.

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Unions warn about phony emails and other voting problems

Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.

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NLRB to probe overly broad employee handbooks

The NLRB's top lawyer is turning his attention to overly broad "employee handbooks" that curb or violate workers' rights.

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A fight grows in Brooklyn to save SUNY Downstate

Public health professionals are working to save hundreds of jobs and preserve community services here at a state university-run medical center, the fourth largest employer in the borough

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