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Parables for organizers: Don Tormey and the plane crash

Tormey's parable of union leadership: "The most important person on the plane became a passenger who was a union organizer; why her?"

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Trumka to Senators: Immigration reform must include pathway to citizenship

"For far too long, our rigged immigration system has allowed employers to drive down wages and working conditions in our country."

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Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.

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U.S. to push worker rights trade case vs. Guatemala

Saying the Guatemalan government did not live up to its own worker rights commitments, the Obama administration will push its trade case against the Central American nation.

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Labor launches campaign to raise wages across America

We are declaring here and now that the labor movement is going to focus like a laser beam on raising wages for all American workers, union and non-union," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today.

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Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.

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What does AFL-CIO Convention mean to the class struggle today? Let's discuss

The AFL-CIO, the country's largest labor federation, held a groundbreaking convention in Los Angeles. Join us for a teleconference dialogue on what happened.

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"Mr. Clean" gives guest workers a dirty deal

America's unions are going to bat for foreign workers who toil in America, in conditions that approximate slavery. And Dwight Allen, a 41-year-old "guest worker" laboring in Florida apartment buildings says he is sure glad they have.

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Labor opens house to all U.S. workers

Resolution 5: "The AFL-CIO hereby invites every worker in the United States to join the labor movement either through an affiliate or through Working America."

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In bold resolution, AFL-CIO calls for labor law overhaul

"Our nation's basic labor law, the National Labor Relations Act, no longer fulfills its promise to U.S. workers," the AFL-CIO said in a bold resolution passed during the federation's convention.

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