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Boston GCC union local halts deportation of Salvadoran refugee

"He may have no blood relations in the United States, but he has thousands of brothers and sisters."

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Labor, environmental leaders challenge Fast Track trade deals

During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.

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Chicago’s Garcia takes on banker–backed mayor

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia pledged to halt the "hijacking" of the city by hedge fund operators and bankers.

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Working Families Party says Cuomo must deliver more

The New York Working Families Party called on the state's governor and the state legislature to enact an agenda that puts "working families first."

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On right turns

Have you ever wondered how it came about that in most places a right turn on a red light is now the law of the land? Here's how it happened. 

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President Obama goes on offense in State of the Union

An upbeat and forceful President Obama signaled he intends to use the rest of his second term to push for a progressive agenda on behalf of the nation's working people.

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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Maryland protesters demand action to end police violence

Baltimore protesters chanting "Black lives matter" gathered Jan. 15 to demand that the legislature enact laws to end the plague of police killings in Maryland.

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AFL-CIO opens Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta

Today kicks off the AFL-CIO's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta.

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GOP-controlled House votes to undo Obama’s orders on immigration reform

Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill that would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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