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"We did it!" Nursing home workers win 13-month strike

The new three-year contracts, including raises and benefit improvements and a return to work with former positions and hours, were approved by an overwhelming vote of 189 to 6.

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Unions link arms with advocates for immigrant workers

The AFL-CIO signed groundbreaking partnership agreements with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Guestworkers Alliance.

Walker signs a bill, makes workers sick

In the wake of his recent bid to end the collective bargaining rights of state employees, Scott Walker signed a bill that overturns Milwaukee's paid sick leave law.

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Illinois labor launches campaign to protect pensions

Big business blames public sector workers for the state's $8 billion budget deficit.

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Must pension funds prove losses before they can sue?

Must public pension funds prove they lost money before they can sue as a class against the corporations involved? That's the problem the Supreme Court wrestled with, in a case that pitted a non-profit foundation against former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton.

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Workers file charges over racist symbols, hostile work environment

Besides Nazi symbols the workers also say a vehicle displaying confederate flags has consistently been seen parked on the property near the warehouse entrance.

Instead of attacking workers, how about some jobs?

"Right to Work" backers say it's about putting people back to work, but if we look at the latest state to enact such a proposal, it just isn't true.

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We Are One on May Day

International Worker's Day has come home. Out of the depths of the raging class war against public workers, their unions and all working people, has arisen a call by the labor movement from Wisconsin to Connecticut to rally on May Day

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Scenes from an uprising: Chicago We Are One (Video)

10,000 trade unionists and their supporters from around Chicago and Illinois poured into Daley Plaza downtown.

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Millions forced to work while sick

Millions of American workers have no paid sick days at all, especially those who need them the most, says a recent "snapshot" by the Economic Policy Institute.

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