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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.

Wisconsin voter ID bill slammed as vote suppression

State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt called it "an attempt to block the recall of unpopular GOP senators and to suppress turnout among constituencies who may tend to vote Democratic."

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Unemployment insurance under attack

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and in a number of states are out to kill, or at least cripple, unemployment insurance.

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Texas May Day includes immigration reform

DALLAS - Young radicals celebrated International Labor Day here with a march through downtown.

GOP drive to recall Wisconsin Democrats fizzles

Republicans  have been able to file petitions to recall only three of eight Democratic state senators they are trying to unseat. And their petitions may end up being thrown out.

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Judge bans NFL lockout of players but team owners defy ruling

A federal judge in Minneapolis, with power over labor-management in relations in the National Football League thanks to prior court rulings, has banned the NFL's lockout of its players. But the teams defied her ruling and kept their facility gates closed.

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