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AFGE says military overspending led to unpaid furloughs

"DoD spending on service contracts is closing in on $200 billion annually; already, it is more than double the cost of the Department's entire civilian workforce."

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Black Friday Walmart strikes biggest ever (with video)

Walmart employees' fight for justice and an end to retaliation reached a new level on Friday, with an estimated 1,600 actions and strikes.

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Union activist says immigrants are his brothers and sisters

President Obama's action does not fix all the problems.  But it will temporarily make life for five million families safer, better and happier.

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AFL-CIO backs President Obama’s action on immigration

"By extending relief to an estimated four million people, the Obama Administration will help prevent unscrupulous employers from exploiting unprotected workers."

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SEIU’S Henry urges Obama to let undocumented adults stay

SEIU president Mary Kay Henry joined 15 other leaders in urging President Obama to let an estimated five to six million undocumented adults stay in the U.S.

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Texas unionists ringing doorbells to oust Republican right

These union workers are determined to prevent a takeover of Texas by "the most radical, right wing Republican ticket ever.

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Early voting runs strong against GOP in North Carolina

Moral Monday has staged "March to the Polls" and "Souls to the Polls" to early voting polling places across the state.

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AFL-CIO's Gebre pulls for immigrant voters in Denver

He stressed that Latinos, who make up 14 percent of the eligible voters in the state, were very powerful in determining the outcome of the election.

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"Nuclear option" used against Philly teachers

News stories have documented the ravaging of the district's finances by local banks and out-of-town educational consulting companies.

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Teamsters' teach-in spotlights environmental injustice at hazardous Missouri landfill

The landfill contains 8,700 tons of un-containerized radioactive waste and there's a fire at the site.

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