February

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At UAW legislative conference, Obama defends auto bailout

In a rousing speech to a legislative conference of the UAW, President Obama defended his administration's bailout of the auto industry and credited UAW workers as the real saviors of the big Detroit companies.

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Apple's iPod, iPhone, Macs made in inhuman working conditions

Apple made over $14 billion in the fourth quarter of last year alone - yet workers in companies that supply its products overseas, particularly in China are paid low wages

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Over 1,000 at Oregon Capitol protest cuts, school privatization

More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.

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Fired warehouse workers hold Walmart accountable

On Feb. 17, with the support of community and business leaders, they gathered in front of a Walmart Express store and fought back.

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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.

Labor groups defend different pieces of national health care law

With the national health care revision law yet to fully take effect, but under challenge before the Supreme Court, six labor organizations have stepped forward, four of them joining other groups, to defend different parts of it.

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Black History Month 2012: Remembering Dalzenia Henry

When the judging for the African American History Month High School Arts and Writing Competition takes place this Friday, Dalzenia Henry's legacy will be on our minds.

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Massive reenactment of 1965 Selma march will focus on today’s battles

Unions are joining with civil rights and community partners in a massive re-enactment of the historic 1965 Alabama civil rights march.

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The 99% rally outside DC gathering of the 1%

More than 1,200 labor and community activists turned out in force at a boisterous rally Friday outside the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Jobless benefits and payroll tax cut in danger, SEIU warns

Republican lawmakers are plotting to allow extra federal jobless benefits and the "temporary" payroll tax cut for 160 million workers to lapse.

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