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Targeted victims protest American Airlines bankruptcy plans

The flight attendants called the action, and the pilots and Transport Workers Union quickly joined in. Other unions and solidarity activists drove into DFW International Airport for the action.

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Obama budget draws praise, some complaints, from labor leaders

The president's budget will be ignored in the GOP-run House, where Budget Committee Chairm Paul Ryan, R-Wis., intends to draft a proposal, which is expected to push killing of Medicare as we know it.

Arizona next battleground in workers’ rights war

Neither the state AFL-CIO's efforts nor the special election recall loss in November of a key radical right ally stopped GOP Gov. Jan Brewer

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Domestic workers and their children march for rights

One Filipina caregiver from the East Bay explained that she sleeps in the same bed as her client: "What I'd like would be a bed where I could sleep by myself," she said.

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Indiana House passes right to work for less bill

In an assault on workers and their unions in the heart of the once heavily industrialized and unionized Midwest, Indiana's Republican-controlled House passed a right to work for less bill yesterday.

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Chicagoans demand "people's library hours"

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced to back off his unilateral closure of neighborhood branch libraries on Mondays after the move sparked a public uproar.

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Will Twinkies, Kodak wreck the American dream?

It seems another American icon is being chiseled away.

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AFL-CIO launches TV ad campaign

The AFL-CIO has launched an advertising campaign telling the country that union workers are just like everyone else - and that they deserve their rights.

Union local president describes how Romney killed a steel plant

Under Romney's leadership, the mill slashed 1,750 jobs, padlocked a division that had existed for 100 years and eventually sank into bankruptcy.

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Over 1 million sign to force recall of Wisconsin governor

The people of Wisconsin today submitted over a million signatures on petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker, 460,000 more than  needed to trigger a recall election.

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