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Awake the State rally rocks Orlando

Republican lawmakers and Republican Gov. Rick Scott are expected to push for deep cuts, including in Medicaid and unemployment benefits.

Missouri coalition aims to put minimum wage increase on Nov. ballot

Missouri's minimum wage workers could be getting a $1 an hour raise next year - currently, Missouri's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

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Nebraska Farmers Union teams up with Humane Society

The new partnership will boost family farms in Nebraska and ensure that measures are taken to humanely raise meat and other animal products.

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Mitt Romney layoff victim speaks out

"I really feel he didn't care about the workers. It was all about profit before people," said Randy Johnson who worked in Marion, Indiana at American Pad and Paper Co. in the 1990's.

Wisconsin under Walker loses 18,000 jobs a year

The policies of Republican Gov. Scott Walker are a dismal failure.

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Occupiers message to Congress: All we want for Christmas is good jobs

Protesters from Ohio sat down in the corridor outside House Speaker John Boehner's office, "bearding the corporate Grinch in his den."

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Jobless enter Capitol, demand benefits extension

Two hundred unemployed workers marched into the halls of Congress yesterday and served their lawmakers with 75,000 signatures on petitions demanding extension of unemployment benefits for the six million Americans about to lose them.

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Republicans tell injured workers "you're on your own"

Proposed changes in HB 5002 will drastically change Michigan's workers' compensation law.

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Black public workers first laid off by job cuts

African Americans are experiencing the sharpest edge of layoffs of government and other public workers across the country

International solidarity ends in win for New York paper mill workers

A pair of international union allies helped Paperworkers at the Huhtamaki Packaging Plant in Fulton, N.Y., defeat a terrible company health insurance scheme.

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