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Instead of attacking workers, how about some jobs?

"Right to Work" backers say it's about putting people back to work, but if we look at the latest state to enact such a proposal, it just isn't true.


We Are One on May Day

International Worker's Day has come home. Out of the depths of the raging class war against public workers, their unions and all working people, has arisen a call by the labor movement from Wisconsin to Connecticut to rally on May Day


Outcry grows over Detroit ICE tactics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez led a 1,000-strong rally here Monday, spurred by an incident in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in SUVs surrounded an elementary school.


Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

Civil rights groups have launched a final effort to prevent the state of Georgia from executing death row inmate Troy Davis.


Thousands at Michigan Capitol: We are the people

A cross-section of the people's movement poured into the Michigan Capitol grounds today with this message: "We are the people - protect us, not the CEOs."


Bill would let religious adoption agencies bar same-sex couples

Two Illinois state senators are trying to pass a measure that would allow religious adoption agencies to deny requests from same-sex couples in civil unions.


Millions forced to work while sick

Millions of American workers have no paid sick days at all, especially those who need them the most, says a recent "snapshot" by the Economic Policy Institute.


Lawmakers back plan to end deportations of children, families

In a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Luis  Gutierrez outlined a plan to push for the use of administrative adjustments to stop the deportation and break-up of immigrant families.


Immigrant youth arrested in Georgia after civil disobedience

Young and undocumented, immigrant youth take a stand for justice in Georgia.


Community protests immigration raid on elementary school

Like a scene from a bad movie, agents from the Detroit Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, driving six large tinted-glass SUVs, surrounded an elementary school here March 31.

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