May

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Top labor leader: The fight is about morals

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is redefining workers' battle with the radical right as a moral struggle, saying it involves the nation's future.

N.J. Supreme Court upholds right to public education

The court's decision continues a 136-year struggle by public education advocates to have a "thorough and efficient" education for all the state's children.

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Right wing pushes shocking child labor measures

Currently the number of youth who are unemployed, especially youth of color, has risen to a level not seen decades.

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Immigrant students win in-state tuition battle

Four years ago, the legislature passed a similar bill but lacked enough votes to override Republican Gov. Jodi Rell's veto.

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Critics: Mandatory E-Verify comes at a serious price

The GOP in Congress is pushing new laws that would force employers to check the immigration status of new hires.

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GOP anti-abortion fervor hits fever pitch

Between last November and the end of March, Republicans proposed 916 measures in 49 state legislatures setting curbs on  reproductive rights and health access. So much for "Jobs, jobs, jobs."

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Democrats score first big victory since 2010 defeats

The election shows that "Republicans and independent voters, along with Democrats, will reject extreme policies like ending Medicare."

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Putting high-speed rail back on track

President Obama announced recently that $8 billion in Recovery Act grants are going to the development of America's first nationwide high-speed intercity rail service program.

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Michigan’s 2012 battleground wars have begun

The goal for the next few months should be to rebuild the coalition of communities and movements that brought Barack Obama to the White House in 2008.

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45,000 join AIDS walk in New York

On a recent May Sunday, I, along with a small group of family and friends, walked to remember my oldest son Keith, who died of AIDS 20 years ago.

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