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Today in people's history: 1199 opposes the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago, on this day in 1965, District 1199 Health Care Workers became the first labor union in the United States to formally oppose the Vietnam War.

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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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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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California lawmakers seek to restore social services funds

Many Democratic state legislators are eager to restore the massive funding cuts suffered by human services programs in recent years.

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Unions and allies converge on D.C. to raise wages

The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.

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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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