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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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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.

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