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Ohio labor rallies for Obama

At the Ohio State AFL-CIO Convention delegates heard a continuous cascade of powerful appeals to fully mobilize labor behind the President in the all-important November election.

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Census Bureau: Poverty rate unchanged, health care coverage improves, income drops

AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.

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Florida’s economy lags behind nation; low wages contribute

Florida workers were hit hard by the Great Recession and the economic recovery is coming to them more slowly than their counterparts in other states across the nation.

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UAW's King praises Obama's 'moral courage' in auto firm rescue

In a Sept. 5 prime time speech to the Democratic National Convention, King said Obama went against popular sentiment when he constructed the rescue plan for the two firms.

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Obama praised for creating 4.5 million jobs

"For almost 20 years I have been a proud member of UAW Local 1112; thanks to President Obama, I still am."

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Community rallies to save San Francisco City College

A broad coalition of city residents and leaders is launching a campaign to assure the future of the 90,000-student City College, beleaguered by years of budget cuts.

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Labor against extending tax cuts for top earners

The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.

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On Mars: Viewed from space Earth has no borders

Many question the necessity scientific research, especially of sending instruments into the the solar system and building telescopes that are ever more ambitious.

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Workers in Tampa say “no” to the Romney economy

Even before the opening of the Republican Convention, workers have been targeting places delegates gather to voice opposition to Romney's prescriptions for the economy.

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New report: America’s workers living on the brink

Even worse than that, 37 percent say they sometimes need to rely on the next payday to make ends meet.

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