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A woman’s place is in her union; “Women of Steel” (video)

Remember Rosie the Riveter? This image was created to inspire women to do the work that was typically done by men. Since then, women have made huge advances in the workplace.

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Unions, environmentalists join to uphold California's landmark environmental law

A new coalition has formed to uphold the California Environmental Quality Act against business-backed attempts to weaken the state's landmark 1970 environmental safety law.

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Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act

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Filipinos lured into "slavery" in Louisiana

Sleazy 'recruiters' lured the workers here with assurances of plenty of money, a status job and U.S. citizenship, but when they got here they became indentured servants

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Will Republicans keep blocking Violence Against Women Act?

Earlier, Republicans blocked reauthorization because they opposed extending protections to 30 million women who are undocumented immigrants, Native Americans, LGBT, or students on campuses.

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New Yorkers continue the fight for paid sick leave

One million New Yorkers can't take a day off when they're sick. A bill would make sure they earn paid sick days and would prevent workers from losing their jobs just because they or their children get sick.

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Pickets protest Murray Energy layoffs

Activists picketed the corporate headquarters of Murray Energy in this Cleveland suburb Dec. 17 protesting the anti-labor and right-wing policies of company owner Robert E. Murray.

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Sandy Hook vigils mourn victims, vow action

Candlelight vigils were held nationwide mourning the victims of the Dec. 14 massacre. They promised hope for a national conversation and vows for action on mental health care and gun control.

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Labor Department: much more to be done on job safety

The Labor Department's Inspector General is still finding holes in enforcement programs of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Massey exec cops a plea in mine explosion that killed 29

A high-ranking official at Massey Energy Co, will plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to violate federal mine safety and health standards as part of a plea bargain.

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