February

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Solidarity with Rio Tinto miners: ‘From the Docks to the Desert’

Trucks loaded with $30,000 worth of food, followed by a 150-car convoy, converged on the Rio Tinto Borax mine and plant in Boron, Calif., in solidarity with locked out miners.

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Labor moves to dump Arkansas senator

The AFL-CIO will reportedly put "everything we've got" into a primary election challenge against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a Blue Dog Democrat described as "just terrible for working people."

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‘We will not be denied,’ top labor leader says

As nation's labor leaders meet, AFL-CIO's Arlene Holt Baker says, "We will not lower our expectations, because the American people are not lowering theirs."

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Senator has two words for jobless: ‘Tough s_ _ _ !’

The Republican senator from Kentucky, Jim Bunning, known for two things - his baseball record and his bizarre behavior - is now known for two more: "Tough s_ _ _ ."

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Class war in New York transit

In a pre-spring offensive against 38,000 transit workers and a riding public of millions, Jay Walder, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has announced 1,000 layoffs.

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Ohio jobs march hits Wall St. greed

The five biggest insurance companies made $12 billion in profits this year. They didn't make that providing health care to people, they did it by denying health care to people.

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Imperfect health plan doesn't stop labor from continuing fight

Labor and its Democratic supporters say health care plan falls short, vow to continue fight to improve after passage. "The last perfect piece of legislation was handed down on stone tablets at Mt. Sinai," said Rep. Dingell.

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R.I. town becomes ground zero in war on teachers

The mass firing of nearly 100 teachers and school personnel, backed by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will be seen by many as a slap in the face to teachers, their unions and the entire labor movement.

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Labor’s own runs for high office

DALLAS -- Working people in Texas are excited about the campaign of Linda Chavez-Thompson for lieutenant governor.

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Pratt & Whitney “defies court order” with layoffs

Machinists charge Pratt & Whitney defies a court order with a surprise announcement to lay off more workers.

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