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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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African Americans, women and youth hit hard

The Republican assault on the public sector threatens to accelerate the rate at which public employees are being laid off, with especially dire consequences for African Americans and women.

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Army base reopening a step closer

Prospects for redeveloping the Oakland Army Base moved a step forward last week as the City Council voted to extend its negotiating agreement with developers California Capital Group and AMB Corp.

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In Texas, thousands rally to "Save our State"

Days after 1,000 union-inspired protests rattled America, tardy Texans held their statewide coalition march and rally.

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In a government shutdown, who is “essential”?

With a federal government shutdown looming, Elaine Mitchell is wondering if she's "essential" and if she'll get paid, or when.

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Indiana Statehouse rings with "we are one!" (with video)

Over a thousand union members and community activists crowded into the Indiana State House on Monday, April 4th to speak out for labor rights and basic democracy.

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Texas joins national protests

Activists note even in Republican dominated Texas, protests for public workers and labor rights have been occuring throughout the state almost every day.

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