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Minnesota health care workers beat down right wing court challenge

If Service Employees win, it would be the largest union election and organizing victory in Minnesota history and one of the largest in the U.S. in the last several years.

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GOP's Lamar Alexander, catering to right, tries axing Davis-Bacon

In an obvious bid to cater to the radical right, Sen. Lamar Alexander launched a bid to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.

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AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.
        

 

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Labor rolls out its plan to defeat GOP in November

"You know what our problem is," said the federation's political action director, Lee Saunders, "It's turnout. We have prioritized the election races and we have to get our people out."

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Today in labor history: Army attacks protesting veterans in D.C.

On July 28, 1932, General Douglas MacArthur led troops in burning to the ground a shantytown built near the U.S. Capitol by unemployed veterans demanding a promised bonus.

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GOP goes after NLRB yet again

In yet another right-wing attack on the NLRB, top Republicans unveiled legislation to lengthen union recognition election campaigns.

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Right wing legal schemes may enmesh UAW Volkswagen rerun vote case

The tangle over UAW's loss at Chattanooga is important to workers nationwide because this union recognition election saw massive anti-union intervention by outside-funded right wing groups.

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Oregon ‘right-to-work’ initiative dropped

Sponsors of two anti-union initiative petitions agreed to withdraw their measures aimed at the Oregon ballot in November. 

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UAW: Volkswagen setback will not deter union organizing

The nation's labor leaders say that America's workers and their unions will not be deterred by the setback at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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UAW's King: "Activism is needed to overcome obstructionists"

 In a message to 1,000-plus activists at UAW's political action conference in D.C., the union leader said activism is even more necessary because 2014 is an election year, when foes of workers will go all out against them.

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