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Today in history: It’s German-American Day

Originally known as"German Day," the holiday was celebrated for the first time in Philadelphia in 1883.


Ruling on labor practices shows importance of appeals courts to workers

While the U.S. Supreme Court's worker rulings apply nationwide, they rejects most cases brought to them; that leaves worker rights in the hands of the appeals court judges.


U.S. Labor Against the War: back the Iran nuke deal!

The organization that led the drive to force organized labor to oppose the Iraq War, is calling on unionists to back the proposed agreement that curbs Iran's nuclear development program.


AFL-CIO statement on Scott Walker announcement

Trumka released a statement in response to Gov. Walker's upcoming announcement that he is running for president of the U.S.


Questions about the Fast Track vote?

Keep up the good work by thanking those in Congress who stood with working families on trade by voting no on both parts of the Fast Track bill.


Roanoke rally for voting rights planned for June 25

Attendees will rally to defend the right to vote and to support a restoration of the Voting Rights Act.


House votes to stand with workers on trade

"The voices of everyone working to ensure future trade deals safeguard workers and the environment have been heard."


Final countdown to stop TPP: call today

We're flooding our representatives' phones today asking them to vote "No" on all trade bills. 


UFC's ultimate fighters battle for fair treatment

Sara McMann researched and found that 86 percent of women fighters in the UFC could be negatively impacted by the deal with Reebok.


Labor led coalition wins victories in Philly primary

The city's labor movement came together to nominate James Kenney as the Philly Democrats' mayoral candidate this November.

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