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Clinton, Sanders meet top union leaders

The two leading Democratic presidential contenders met behind closed doors with top union leaders to talk positions and strategy.

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Time to raise Social Security benefits: highlights of Retired Americans Conference

The 2015 Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference took place July 7 thru 10.

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Abolition of two-tier wage system tops UAW bargaining with GM

"A society built on low-wage jobs does not deliver purchasing power."

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On July 30, events across U.S. as Medicare turns 50

RNs will join actions in over 25 U.S. cities to honor Medicare and Medicaid's 50th anniversary.

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Judge to hear case against USPS deal with Staples

"If the NLRB sustains the allegations in the complaint, it could effectively end Staples' foray into the mail business."

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St. Louis bricklayers strike ends in total victory

The victory also ends a contractors' lawsuit that, had it succeeded, would have endangered all traditional union pension plans in the U.S.

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DC unions back streetcar workers fired for organizing

"The fired streetcar workers are heroes and they stood up for the right of workers to organize a union; they stood up for the dignity of workers."

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Canada's prime minister jams anti-union law through Parliament

"Unions are far more democratic, transparent, and accountable to their members than this prime minister and his government are to taxpayers."

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D.C. council committee OKs nurse safe-staffing bill

"Nurse-to-patient ratios is sound public policy, raising the bar for public safety."

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Sanders draws roars from union retirees

Retired unionists represent the consistently largest and most-active political constituency - the elderly.

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