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Trumka on 9-11: Honor the victims but help those still suffering

Now more than 30,000 responders are sick and many have died from respiratory diseases and other health problems.

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Governor and Senate races top labor’s political agenda

As the 2014 campaign passes Labor Day, anti-worker and anti-union governors, all right-wing and all elected in the 2010 GOP sweep - are top targets this fall.

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Today in labor history: 19th amendment, securing right to vote for women, ratified

America's woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.

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“Swamp People” carry union cards

A majority of writer-producers at reality TV production company Original Media, creator of "Swamp People," voted overwhelmingly to join the Writers Guild of America, East.

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Union leaders hit Supreme Court rulings

Union leaders had sharp words for the pro-business tilt of two U.S. Supreme Court rulings issued on the final day of the court's year, June 30.

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California judge rules teacher tenure unconstitutional

The latest attack on teachers and their unions was handed down on June 10 by Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court, in his ruling on Vergara v. California.

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Today in labor history: Joe McCarthy’s reign of terror comes to dramatic end

Senator McCarthy experienced a meteoric rise to fame and power in the U.S. Senate when he charged that "hundreds" of "known communists" were in the Department of State.

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Labor’s Southern strategy finds a focus in Texas

Thiry-four percent of Houston's children live in poverty. Overall, 22 percent of the people live below the official poverty level, with racial minorities the hardest hit.

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Altoona nurses strike to put “Patients before profits”

Hundreds of nurses, hospital workers and supporters hit the picket line in the bitter cold here, Feb. 11.

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Today in black history: Andrew Johnson impeached

On Feb. 24, 1868 the House voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States.

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