October

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Town hall meet calls for U.S. manufacturing strategy

"We have to make manufacturing a priority again," Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., told over 250 union members, community activists and students here at a town-hall style meeting sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

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90,000 union members hit the street in final election push

The AFL-CIO says its push will, in effect, build a "firewall" that will hold the line on expected Republican gains and allow Democrats to retain control of both houses of Congress.

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Tea party failing to match labor's ground game

In the last week before the election, when get-out-the vote efforts become job number one for candidates, the Republican Party has begun to falter.

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Feds push to cut deadly coal dust by half

The United Mine Workers hailed as "a tremendous step forward" a decision by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to cut coal miners' exposure to lethal coal mine dust in half.

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Rally demands justice in Oscar Grant murder case

Hundreds of union and community supporters of justice for Grant rallied outside City Hall Oct. 23, to demand the maximum sentence for Grant's killer, Johannes Mehserle.

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Jimmy John workers still fighting despite vote setback

The organizing drive at fast-food chain Jimmy John's in Minneapolis suffered a setback when the union lost in a razor thin 85-87 vote.

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Women Wal-Mart workers press class action suit

The 1.2 million present and former female Wal-Mart workers who are victims of the monster retailer's sexual discrimination urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let their class action suit proceed.

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Jeers to killing minimum wage - and more

Rosie the Riveter for Lieutenant Governor - good; billions of dollars from mega-corporations into Republican campaign coffers - bad; all that and more!

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Union construction jobs at stake Nov. 2

Midterm elections are next week and union construction jobs are up for grabs in California. Nonunion building contractors in the state, hungry for a bigger share of public sector projects in the wake of the building bust, have taken their fight with labor to the ballot box.

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What’s a complaint? Supreme Court to decide

That seemingly obvious question landed at the Supreme Court, and its decision could affect whether millions of workers can complain about their pay

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