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“Right to work” strategy session draws uninvited guests: union members

Backers of proposed right-to-work initiatives in Oregon and Washington got a taste of what the political fight might look like Sept. 5 at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.

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Workers at a New York T-Mobile outlet go union

Workers at a Metro PCS store in Harlem have voted this week for union representation by the CWA by a vote of 7-1.

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Miners encircle Peabody coal company's headquarters

"This is a struggle for all that is good and decent in our country," Steve Earle, UMWA District 12 vice president, told nearly 2,000 mine workers.

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Workers welcome Obama’s new home health care rules

"We do work hard for very little. You can't go far on $8.87 an hour." Laura Lyn Clark toils more than 100 hours a week.

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D.C. unions to City Council: We’ll remember your Walmart vote

Workers citywide will remember which city council members voted for Walmart in upholding Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of legislation requiring a $12.50 minimum wage.

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Today in labor history: California landmark Paid Family Leave

On September 23, 2002, Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation making the state the first to offer workers paid family leave.

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Connecticut takes on AT&T and ALEC

The Communications Workers of America Local 1298 went into full gear to mobilize opposition.

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Governor and EM should hear stories of hardship, says Detroit judge

Gov. Snyder and Kevyn Orr should listen to the audio, said Detroit bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes, in hearing objections to the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy application.

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Irish unions battle minimum wage cuts

Can you imagine battling the Great Recession by cutting the minimum wage?

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More AFL-CIO Convention coverage here than anywhere else

Many of our hardest working union sisters and brothers just completed the most important AFL-CIO convention in history.

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