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Unemployed no longer welcome to apply for jobs?

Big business has set up a new roadblock for the jobless:  employers only consider hiring those who are already working, reported the AFL-CIO. In other words, the unemployed need not apply.

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Ohio rallies for union rights, voter rights

Thousands rallied in Columbus and hundreds in Cleveland Saturday to support efforts to repeal laws suppressing trade union and voting rights enacted by the extremist Republican administration of Gov. John Kasich.

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Jobs with Justice needed more than ever

Jobs with Justice has broadened the base of support for working people, and they have inventively multiplied the arsenal of labor's strategies.

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Unions, allies launch national campaign for caregivers, clients

The objective is to enhance community-based and home-based long-term care for the current 7.6 million elderly adults who need it and for the estimated one-fifth of the U.S. population that will need it by 2030.

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L.A. alliance organizes to block right-wing attack

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy may be the far right's next target, but it is organizing to "get in front" of an Andrew Bretibart/Karl Rove type attack.

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Feds show Massey faked safety records in deadly W Va mine

Federal investigators say they have proof that Massey Energy kept fake safety records to throw off inspectors at a West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died last year, the deadliest U.S. coal field disaster in four decades.

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Wisconsin elections board disqualifies Republican candidate

Republicans in Wisconsin were dealt a major blow June 27 in their effort to unseat state Democrats and retain their anti-union majority.

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Alabama passes nation's most extreme anti-immigrant measure

Critics say the new law is worse than Arizona's SB 1070.

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Supreme Court lets anti-immigrant law stand

By a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona's first anti-immigrant law is legal.

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Women's labor coalition honors Irene Hull

Women are being thrown under the bus as states and the nation try to reduce deficits by slashing budgets.

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