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Red Cross strikers win new contract

Striking workers at Red Cross won a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Not this old lady! GOP caught in “Grannygate” SB 5 scam

The granny in "Grannygate" is Marlene Quinn, a 78-year-old Cincinnati woman whose grandson and great granddaughter were saved by firefighters in a house fire a year ago.

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Journey by bus to a state capital: A firsthand account

It was six in the morning of Oct. 26 and two busloads of motivated Chicago teachers and friends  were on their way to Springfield to rally and lobby to protect their pensions.

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Study: Public employee pensions a bargain

Public employee pension plans are actually far more cost effective than defined contribution, the 401k-style plans fashionable in the private sector.

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Youngstown says vote no on anti-union legislation

A few hundred union members and community residents gathered at Youngstown State University in a kickoff rally to gather support for  the statewide campaign to defeat Issue Number 2 on the Ohio ballot.

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Labor journalists see themselves as a voice for workers

Sometimes the mainstream media just doesn't get it.

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Vote can save jobs, benefits, services

Connecticut state workers are now voting for the second time on a tentative agreement reached by their unions and Gov. Malloy  to "save jobs, protect benefits and preserve services." 

What's at stake in Minnesota shutdown: video

A video produced by the Labor Education Service outlines the many public services being affected by the state government shutdown.

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Minn. government shutdown puts thousands out of work

Minnesota's sluggish economy, struggling to recover from the recession, will be rocked by the layoffs of 23,000 state employees and thousands of others.

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Firefighters, nurses, farmers turn up heat in Walkerville

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.

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