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Virginia GOP goes after unions with extreme measures

This will not be the end of the Republicans' 2012 anti-labor campaign.

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Arizona, again and again!

The Arizona House approved Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to take away civil service protections from state workers.

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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.

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