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Walmart ordered to pay $4.8 million in stolen overtime

The announcement was made as the enormous retail chain - and its attack on labor - became a focus of the annual May Day march held here yesterday.

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On Workers Memorial Day, a life and death struggle

Every worker who has ever died on the job in America will be remembered nationwide April 28 on Workers Memorial Day while OSHA continues its 42-year battle to end death and injury at the modern American workplace.

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Letter carriers kick off publicity for 20th annual food drive

With less than a month to go before the big day, the Letter Carriers are kicking off nationwide publicity for the union's 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

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Dallas area officials slam American Airlines union-busting

There was notable solidarity pouring in from various and sometimes surprising quarters leading up to April 23, the day that American Airlines management took their union-busting ambitions to court.

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Renewed push to legally ban racial profiling

In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.

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Buffet fair share tax rule blocked by Republicans

Republicans blocked action on the "Paying a Fair Share Act" that would have required the rich to pay at the same tax rate as most of the middle and working class.

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100,000 train to "take back the nation" from the 1%

More than 100,000 union members and activists from community groups are in "99% spring training sessions" all over the country this week gearing up, they say, to take back the nation from the 1%.

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Demonstrators to focus on mass transit as a civil right

The Occupy Wall Street movement and  Amalgamated Transit Union  jointly declared April 4 a National Day of Action for Jobs and Mass Transit and will demonstrate in 20 cities across the country.

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Cesar Chavez: A true American hero

It's Cesar Chavez Day, proclaimed byPresident Obama and observed throughout the country on the 85th birth date of the late founder of the United Farm Workers union

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Wisconsin board certifies recall signatures

"Today is another historic day in democracy for the state of Wisconsin," said Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.

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