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Wisconsin Democrats’ strategy debate could ripple nationwide

The bottom line reality is how "this Republican state budget reeks from top to bottom."

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Supreme Court guts Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court today gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 decision. Before the ink even dried on today's landmark ruling its implications quickly became stunningly clear.

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Today in labor history: The term robot is first used

On the June 25, 1921 premier, Czech author Karel Capek's introduced the term robot in his science fiction play R.U.R. in which robots organize and rebel against poor working conditions and low pay.

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Huge crowd pledges to fight for MLK's 'Dream'

Fifty years after Dr. King first gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" to 100,000 in this city, a diverse sea of people again flooded a two-mile stretch of Woodward Ave, Detroit's main thoroughfare.

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Philly hunger strikers fast for safe schools

"This is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, for eight days," said Patricia Norris as she held up her bottle of water. Norris is on a "water only" fast outside Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's regional office.

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Supreme Court limits sexual harassment lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that only supervisors with direct power over a worker's future can be sued for racial or sexual harassment on the job.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends affirmative action case back to lower court

Fisher v. the University of Texas was a challenge to that school's affirmative action policy by Abigail Fisher, whose application for admission was turned down.

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The fast against firings

While the Senate debates the immigration bill, labor and community activists in northern California charge that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues to require local employers to fire hundreds of workers, saying they have no immigration papers.

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Shocking new cuts will gut Chicago schools

After closing 50 schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools are cutting elementary and high school budgets tens of millions of dollars.

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Panel examines progressive side of federalism

A panel at the American Constitution Society convention explores federal vs. state power in labor and human rights.

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