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Steelworkers remember martyrs, fight for living

The Republic Steel mill in south Chicago is sacred ground for the American labor movement.

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NYC public workers battle Bloomberg, with video

Even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg ladles out billions of dollars to contractors in questionable deals, the multimillionaire former businessman is trying to cut pay of 10,000 of the city's municipal trades workers.

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Striking Red Cross workers' life blood on the line

"Working at a site without air on a 90-degree day and trying to keep my staff and donors from passing out was part of my daily challenge."

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Cities’ budget cuts target firefighters, slowing responses

From coast to coast, mayors and city councils are hacking away at firefighters' ranks in desperate attempts to cut budgets and save cash by cutting workers.

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War on workers in Minnesota: unprecedented attacks in 2012 legislative session

Republicans unveiled an unprecedented attack on worker rights and protections, including the granddaddy of all anti-union legislation: "Right to work."

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Strikers blast Caterpillar greed, reject concessions

Unabashed corporate greed, is how striking workers are describing Caterpillar's efforts to slash wages and benefits while eliminating pensions and seniority rights at their plant here.

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Trumka: Labor and allies to unveil economic platform

A coalition of progressive groups, led by the AFL-CIO, will unveil a joint platform this summer.

Two big unions turn up heat in presidential race

With the presidential campaign in full swing following President Obama's formal re-election announcement, two top unions jumped in hard.

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Missourians file 350,000 signatures for higher minimum wage

Labor, community and faith allies, along with low-wage workers have something to be excited about here in the Show-Me-State.

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Labor fightback in the Great Recession

For over 30 years the labor movement has faced relentless corporate, political, and right-wing attack. And since the "great recession," this attack has risen in intensity and viciousness.

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