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UAW delegates vow to build mass movement

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers Special Bargaining Convention, held here last week, was like nothing this reporter has attended before: it was three days of preparing the union to do battle with Republicans and Wall Street.

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UAW special convention: “Fight for every worker in America”

DETROIT - Addressing 1,200 union activists, United Auto Workers President Bob King called for a return to the social consciousness of the union's founders.

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1,000 Michigan workers lobby: Save our communities!

Workers answered the Michigan AFL-CIO's call and turned out in force March 8 to lobby the state Senate against budget cuts and takeovers of cities and schools.

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Where are the jobs? Angry workers put Pulte CEO on the run

TROY, Mich. - PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas ran for cover when he heard labor and community folks were going to show up at his fancy luncheon - but 300 came anyway, demanding jobs.

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UAW: Korean workers’ fight is our fight

The movement for global justice got a big lift this week, when the Hyundai Motor Co. found out its unjust treatment of autoworkers in South Korea will not go unnoticed in the U.S.

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Restaurant workers celebrate “first birthday”

Instead of treating the day as a reminder of twelve months without a final victory, striking workers  celebrated unity and solidarity - with a birthday party.

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Injustice to one is injustice to all: UAW backs restaurant workers

"We are asking the public to stay away from Andiamo until they treat their employees fairly," said Rory Gamble, director of UAW Region IA.

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Auto comeback celebrated, but there’s a cost

President Obama visited a General Motors in Hamtramck and a Chrysler plant in Detroit Friday to celebrate the auto companies' comeback - but the comback has come with a cost.

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Your mailman searches for the ghosts of Tom and Joe

Today a young couple with two kids told me a sad story: they are giving their house, a house they had built just eight years ago, back to the bank.

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Hoffa gets university award, cites labor’s challenges

DETROIT - Teamsters union President James Hoffa, a Detroit native, received the first Wayne State University "Labor Leaders on Labor" award at a ceremony here this month.

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