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In shadow of Disney World, May Day rally demands immigrant rights

In the home of Disney World, hundreds of immigrants rally on May Day to demand the "right to work, right to live and right to stay together."

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Labor's stance on immigrant workers has changed, says Trumka

"When people use the word "immigrant" as an insult or as a way to degrade people - I take it personally."

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Today in labor history: SCLC's Ralph Abernathy and 100 workers arrested

The workers were protesting at the South Carolina Medical College Hospital demanding wage increases and union recognition.

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Obama nominee’s support for civil rights too much for GOP

Several plan to quiz Perez on his stewardship of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which he now heads.

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Unions and allies jam Capitol for immigration reform

The crowd demanded Congress pass legislation providing a path to citizenship and other legal rights for the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.

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Today in labor history: Memphis 1968, we remember

An assassin's bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city's sanitation workers.

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Top Latino labor leader talks immigration law with Obama

Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina told President Obama of SEIU's all-out commitment to immigration reform.

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Mississippi Nissan workers "honor democracy" with fight for union

Organizing Canton could be a stepping-stone to organizing the South's growing auto industry. "This particular campaign is beneficial both for the nation and for the world."

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Labor launches annual King observance tonight

The labor movement is celebrating its ties to the civil rights movement here this weekend as the AFL-CIO gathers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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"Solidarity Forever" completed Jan. 15, 1915

On January 15, 1915 in Chicago there was a big march on City Hall by some 1,500 jobless and hungry people demanding relief.

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