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Coalition demands Senate keep country-of-origin label law

"COOL has been embraced by consumers who want to know where their food comes from and by family farmers who are proud to provide that information."

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Steel workers campaign to bring outsourced jobs home

"It makes no sense that manufacturing workers and taxpayers are still being asked to subsidize the cost of shipping our jobs overseas with a tax loophole that should be eliminated."

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Workers’ rights hardly mentioned by justices at High Court hearing

Supreme Court justices began hearings on National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a case that could determine whether it is legal to stop the ability of workers to exercise their right to form a union.

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ENDA nears passage in Senate

Two Republican senators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill, and all Democrats have either signed on as co-sponsors or pledged to vote for it.

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Senate rules compromise avoids "nuclear" option

This comes after years of pressure by labor, financial reform, environmental and other progressive groups to allow up-or-down votes on executive nominees so the peoples business can finally get done.

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Senate rules fight today a big deal for a Battle Creek woman

Unions have had an ongoing campaign to force the Senate to vote on the NLRB nominees this week. Majority Leader Harry Reid planned to change the filibuster rule to eliminate the Republicans' roadblock.

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Union: Lack of NLRB endangers social media free speech

The lack of a functioning National Labor Relations Board within two months threatens workers' free speech rights on social media, as well as in more traditional speech, the Communications Workers say.

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After avoiding billions in taxes, Apple CEO seeks more breaks

As his company hordes $102 billion in overseas profits on which it has paid no taxes, Apple's CEO, Tom Cook, is asking the Senate for lower corporate tax rates.

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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.

Filibuster reform agreement: No filibuster reform!

A determined effort to curb or kill Senate filibusters  failed on Jan. 25 when the Senate's two party leaders announced a "compromise."

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