March

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Wisconsin board certifies recall signatures

"Today is another historic day in democracy for the state of Wisconsin," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.

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Top Dem says control of House a tossup in 2012

"My job is to elect 25 Democrats so we can stop these union-bashing, Medicare-privatizing, Social Security-destroying House Republicans,"  said Rep. Steve Israel.

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Unions demand that Romney fire his labor advisor

The AFL-CIO demanded that Mitt Romney fire his chief labor advisor for improper use of inside information obtained from his federal government connections.

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‘Arab Spring’ unions get top rights award

Two union federations that have been leaders in the "Arab Spring," in Tunisia and Bahrain, received the AFL-CIO's top human rights award.

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Labor pushes for highway-mass transit bill, GOP blocks

The bill would approve highway and mass transit construction money for the next two years, creating tens of thousands of jobs. And civil engineers say there are now thousands of  structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges.

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Senate’s phony “JOBS Act” not about jobs, deregulates Wall Street

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came out with a blistering statement on the Senate's passage of the so-called "JOBS Act."

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Georgia's anti-picketing law an attack on the 99 percent

Unions and progressive groups are fighting a new law that would make forms of protest - including picketing and peaceful sit-downs -- a crime, the AFL-CIO reports.

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Labor raising an "army of 400,000" for the 2012 elections

"At stake is nothing less than our democracy itself. What the labor movement intends to do is magnitudes greater than anything we have ever done in an election before."

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Senate approved transportation bill would create 200,000 jobs

The Senate-approved bill now heads to the House, where unions and workers hope it will get passed.

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“Recall Walker!” – 62,000 Wisconsin workers fight back

Wisconsinites stood up and proved that once again, they are ready to fight.

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