April

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Next stops: Indiana, North Carolina

Hillary Clinton kept alive her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination by winning Pennsylvania’s April 22 primary. National attention now turns to the Indiana and North Carolina primaries on May 6. Polls show Obama leading in North Carolina and a dead heat in Indiana.

Hollywood to the docks labor power fills the streets

LOS ANGELES — More than 5,000 union activists and supporters rallied at the harbor here, April 17, roaring their approval of an assertive, one-for-all and all-for-one strategy to change the national and local direction this year.

Senate GOP blocks Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Bill

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Again turning their backs on workers, Senate Republicans mustered enough votes to defeat pro-labor legislation on April 23. In this case, it was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay bill, which garnered a 56-42 majority, but needed 60 votes to halt the talkathon. The House passed it earlier. But the Senate vote may have killed it.

Metro Detroit AFL-CIO supports national health care

DETROIT — Almost every hand went up when John Dick asked the audience: “Who knows someone without health care?”

Hollywood to the docks labor power fills the streets

LOS ANGELES — More than 5,000 union activists and supporters rallied at the harbor here, April 17, roaring their approval of an assertive, one-for-all and all-for-one strategy to change the national and local direction this year.

A wolf in sheeps clothing: Vote No on 98, Yes on 99!

Dueling ballot initiatives dealing with the same subject — reforming the government’s ability to take private property under eminent domain — will share center stage in California’s June 3 statewide primary election.

Texas nurses organize

HOUSTON – Nurses at Tenet Healthcare, owned by Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, voted March 28 to organize and form a union with the California Nurses Association. The hospital is located in northwest Houston and employs 275 registered nurses.

Opposition to racist sheriff's 'saturation raids' grows

PHOENIX – Elected officials, religious leaders, community organizations and civil libertarians have joined a rising chorus here of Arizonans condemning the blatantly racist grandstanding of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

U.S. and Mexican workers join hands

The AFL-CIO announced April 17 that it has entered into a formal alliance with Enlace, a coalition of 21 Mexican labor rights groups representing 300,000 low-wage workers in that country.

Tell Congress to take action on global warming

Imagine hundreds of thousands of calls flooding Congressional phone lines. That is what LCV and our coalition partners plan to generate today—Earth Day—to demand action on global warming.

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