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Wal-Mart job-killing "Trojan horse," says new report

 Allowing Wal-Mart open a store here would be akin to letting in an economy-killing "Trojan Horse," says this city's Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and he has a study to prove it.

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Oregon workers petition for jobs, safety net

With the jobless rate in the Rose City at 10.6 percent or 38,402 workers unemployed, the labor movement and its allies are fed up and fighting back.

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Texans face tough fights

With their two-thirds GOP majority in the Texas House, the right wing hopes to curtail the right of Texas workers to join unions.

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25,000 Ohioans sign to "protect, preserve" Social Security

Dozens of senior activists rallied at the Cleveland AFL-CIO headquarters  Monday to "Protect, Preserve and Pass Along Social Security and Medicare" and to "protest the continuing assault on retirees."

Workers bracing for "right-to-work" assault

The right-wing Republican agenda is becoming more apparent as we inch closer and closer to January 2011 and the start of the new legislative session.

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Civil unions OK’d in “heart of heartland” Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Exhaustimicated!" that's what Equality Illinois' Rick Garcia told Chicago-based Windy City Times, after this week's historic two-day vote in the Illinois state legislature in favor of same-sex civil unions.

Unions were California’s election game-changer

California's labor movement was the game-changer in the state's Democratic election sweep.

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CEO, with no education background, to run NYC schools

Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Cathleen Black to head New York schools.

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Corporate agenda gets boost in Missouri

ST. LOUIS - As Missouri and the rest of the country come to terms with the results of the Nov. 2 mid-term elections, the Republican agenda here is already becoming crystal clear.

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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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