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War on workers in Minnesota: unprecedented attacks in 2012 legislative session

Republicans unveiled an unprecedented attack on worker rights and protections, including the granddaddy of all anti-union legislation: "Right to work."

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Strikers blast Caterpillar greed, reject concessions

Unabashed corporate greed, is how striking workers are describing Caterpillar's efforts to slash wages and benefits while eliminating pensions and seniority rights at their plant here.

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Teamsters proposal to restructure bankrupt Hostess

The Teamsters' proposal demands executives, as well as all stakeholders, share equally in financial sacrifices for Hostess to emerge from bankruptcy "instead of paying lip-service to the concept."

Chicago wage theft of Polish workers exposed

Zwirecki was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Porter to pay $60,804 in restitution and a $10,333 fine.

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Should union organizers get civil rights protections?

Workers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. Currently those laws apply to women and minorities. Their idea, in the book, Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil RightWorkers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. Currently those laws apply to women and minorities. Their idea, in the book, Why Labor Organizing Should Be A Civil RightWorkers who are trying to unionize should be added to the groups of people protected by the nation's civil rights laws, two authors say. 

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Labor exposes Alabama law to world scrutiny

Labor has taken its campaign against Alabama's racist, anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant law international.

Minnesota contractor charged with wage theft

A trucking company owner faces felony "theft by swindle" charges for stealing thousands of dollars in wages from employees.

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Greed endangers blood supply say American Red Cross workers

ARC is attempting to make unilateral changes to employee health insurance that mean deductibles and co-pays could raise costs many thousands a year.

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Senator unveils pro-labor Rebuild America Act

The bill drew immediate praise from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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MO unions plan legislative fightback

The Missouri AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference provides union members with an opportunity to talk with their state representatives and state senators about issues important to working families.

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