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Union leader says Congressional rules block pro-worker bills

Unions and their allies must "connect the dots" between gummed-up congressional rules and the lack of legislation that helps workers, voters, women and their allies.

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CWA'S Cohen ties fight vs. income inequality to fight for democracy

"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"

 

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AFL-CIO calls for restoration of the Voting Rights Act

The AFL-CIO's executive council unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 19 calling for the passage of strong federal legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act.

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Today in labor history: SNCC founder Julian Bond was born

Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.

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Today in labor history: KKK found guilty of conspiracy in death of Viola Liuzzo

Liuzzo, who came from a working-class Detroit family and had lived in the South as a child, traveled to Alabama after the Selma to Montgomery marches and the "Bloody Sunday" attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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Today in labor history: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

On August 28, 1963, Maryland police reported, "By 8 a.m., 100 buses an hour were streaming through the Baltimore Harbor Tunne" heading for Washington, D.C.

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Union leaders slam Supreme Court's voting rights ruling

WASHINGTON - Union leaders panned the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, saying the justices gutted its key section and stripped protections from voters.

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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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CWA president: We need mass movement to fix this mess

The U.S. will stay mired in an "economy mess" of low growth, low-paying jobs, rising income inequality and worse unless it fixes its political processes.