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In about-face, lawmakers uphold Saturday mail delivery

After lobbying by the nation's postal unions - and questions from non-partisan auditors about savings claims - a key GOP-run House committee reversed course.

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Another problem for Gov. Christie: lawsuit for failure to pay pensions

The workers all say Christie did not make a required $900 million payment to the state and local workers' pension plan. He wants the workers to shoulder the load, instead.

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Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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Prosecutors: Wisconsin governor in criminal scheme

The investigation into fundraising involving Walker and his campaign, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, the state Chamber of Commerce and other groups began in 2012.

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Retirees gather, organize for social justice

Themed "Building Retiree Power," the ARA convention focused on income inequality and preserving Americans' right to a secure retirement.

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House Dems side with labor on trade pact

"Labor rights are now government-to-government in trade pacts, while corporate rights get to go over the top of governments."

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Life of General Gordon Baker, Jr. celebrated in Detroit

The life of General Gordon Baker, Jr. was celebrated with a huge outpouring of many hundreds this past Saturday.

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Sens. Warren and Sanders, Rev. Barber inspire at New Populism Conference

The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism. 

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U.S. ranks with Haiti, Iran and Mexico on workers rights

"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."

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Missouri Republicans fail to achieve much of their agenda

"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."

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