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Latest GOP scheme to kill Saturday mail delivery killed in Congress

In a joint letter to lawmakers, the leaders of the nation's four postal workers' unions called the House GOP's scheme "outrageous and misguided."

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House GOP approves hiring of lawbreakers as federal contractors

The House GOP majority rejected a Democratic attempt to aid low-wage workers by ending federal government hiring of contractors who violate the law.

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Working Families Party, citing “historic coalition,” backs Cuomo re-election bid

In spite of deep anger and skepticism about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's sincerity, the Working Families Party has endorsed his re-election bid.

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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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Texas Republicans continue to go for off-the-grid right-wingers

Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.

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National forum on police crimes calls for civilian police accountability councils

In response to a national epidemic of police and vigilante killings, a two day "National Forum on Police Crimes" took place in Chicago, May 16-17.

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Los Angeles gears up for a month against torture

In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.

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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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Baraka wins Newark mayoralty with united labor support

A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.

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Obama urges Congress to act on job-creating infrastructure bill

President Obama says more federal spending will help avert a looming crisis that could stifle economic growth and torment commuters.

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