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Trumka backs measure to limit crimes classified as felonies

He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.

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"We have to care, We do care, We're all in," Inspiring report from Missouri labor

"We need to clearly, openly discuss the reality of racism in America, we have a big vision of a better nation.""

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AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family (video)

"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."

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Today in labor history: Racists bomb Birmingham church, kill 4 children

The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Today in labor history: Nazis destroy unions

On May 2, 1933, Adolf Hitler's storm troopers occupied all trade union headquarters across Germany, and union leaders were arrested and put in prison or concentration camps.

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Chattanooga groups plan anti-Nazi protests

Less than a week after the Kansas anti-Semitic shootings, a white supremacist hate group will be marking its 40th anniversary at the Hamilton County Courthouse.

 

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Steelworkers' president scores GOP for racist attacks on Obama

Gerard ran down a range of progressive initiatives Obama has proposed during his five years in the Oval Office. Then he launched his blast at the GOP.

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Today in black history: Medgar Evers’ killer convicted

White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred.

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Today in labor history: Abolitionist John Brown was hanged

On Dec. 2, 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged in Charleston, Va., for his leadership of a plot to incite slave rebellion.

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Today in labor history: George Washington says "no" to black recruits

In 1775, General George Washington prohibited recruiters from enlisting African Americans into the Patriot Army. However, African Americans served in some units and some segregated divisions were formed.

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