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Union local president describes how Romney killed a steel plant

Under Romney's leadership, the mill slashed 1,750 jobs, padlocked a division that had existed for 100 years and eventually sank into bankruptcy.

International solidarity ends in win for New York paper mill workers

A pair of international union allies helped Paperworkers at the Huhtamaki Packaging Plant in Fulton, N.Y., defeat a terrible company health insurance scheme.

A Memorial Day massacre

The film was an on-the-scene report of what historians call "The Memorial Day Massacre," filmed by Paramount Pictures as it happened in Chicago in May 1937.

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Video: South Chicago fights polluting plant

Over a hundred angry demonstrators from Chicago's southeast side rallied at the Illinois state building to protest plans for construction of a coal gasification plant in their neighborhood.

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Snow, ice and wind no deterrent as Wisconsin protests begin week two

Thousands of people braved the cold, even slept outside the state Capitol, to support workers' rights.

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Video: Pa. Progressive Summit - a good idea

After the 2010 elections it's a good bet that much of the battle for a progressive agenda shifts dramatically to state and local arenas.

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Steelworkers, retirees back Democrat John Boccieri

"It is disgusting that the other side has resorted to lies directed at retirees and seniors, attempting to frighten them into voting against their own interests."

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Steelworkers president talks up green jobs

"The same people who say you can't have good wages and good pensions say you can't have good jobs and a clean environment," Steelworkers leader Leo Gerard said.

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Green jobs lose out as Senate shelves energy bill

Steelworkers and environmentalists had a lot riding on the bill, but it came up against an army of oil and coal industry lobbyists and a wall of opposition from Senate Republicans.

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Frank Lumpkin always brings a crowd

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of family members, co-workers, friends and comrades paid tribute to Frank Lumpkin, lifelong fighter for workers' rights, equality and socialism, on April 24.

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