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Outsourced Bain workers in standoff with trucks

Outsourced Bain workers began a standoff with trucks sent in to remove equipment from their plant. Residents of the town began arriving this afternoon to join workers who were blocking the loading dock.

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Watchdog group says debate should address High Court nominations

With the  presidential debates coming up, the Alliance for Justice is insisting that debate moderators press the candidates to discuss the types of nominees they would propose for the High Court.

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Big business and GOP block Florida sick-time ballot measure

Progressive forces have had the prospect of paid sick time, an advance for low-wage workers, snatched from them, at least temporarily, by big business forces and their allies .

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Unions reach agreement with Verizon

The Communications Workers of America and the Electrical Workers (IBEW) have reached a tentative agreement on a contract with Verizon.

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Parents and students back Chicago teachers

Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.

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Walmart warehouse workers strike for workplace safety

Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.

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Consumers league: Plight of restaurant workers makes dining out unappetizing

Restaurant servers don't receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour - they get only $2.13, the federal "tipped minimum wage." That wage has been the same for 21 years.

Text of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech to the DNC

Besides Trumka, Auto Workers President Bob King and Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry also addressed the convention.

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Obama praised for creating 4.5 million jobs

"For almost 20 years I have been a proud member of UAW Local 1112; thanks to President Obama, I still am."

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Paterson protestors fight the problem of poverty

On Sept. 2, the 21st annual Labor Day Parade took place in Paterson, New Jersey, a former factory town that has been, for decades, plagued with crime, poverty, and substance abuse.

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