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GOP-run Missouri House moving fast on anti-worker agenda

Unionists mobilized against anti-worker schemes, delivering more than 6,850 handwritten and individual letters to state House Speaker Tim Jones demanding he reject so-called Right to Work legislation.

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Unions double down on Southern organizing after loss in Tennessee

"You can always count on the brave workers it takes to ensure that all workers will, in the end, participate in how decisions are made at their workplaces."

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Unionists, greens start "Repair America" drive

They hope the campaign will resonate with voters concerned about low incomes, citizens worried about climate change and lawmakers who will respond to pressure on both.

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Union leaders hail Obama order raising minimum wage for contract workers

They urged other politicians, notably lawmakers in Congress, to follow his lead and raise the national minimum wage.

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Postal workers warn public about outsourcing deal with Staples

"Outsourcing an essential public service to a for-profit corporation staffed with clerks making less than a livable wage and no accountability to the American public is completely irrational."

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Keystone XL pipeline and the jobs controversy

XL backers' arguments that the project is a jobs provider are being disputed. Many, including some labor activists, feel that the pipeline issue does not need to be divisive, and that they share the same underlying interests.

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Asian Pacific rights group elects first openly gay chair

Each community has a stake in immigration reform, he said, from family reunification to visa programs. "We as a coalition have been finding ways to raise our voices."

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Wisconsin moves from progressive “dairyland” to “plutocrats’ paradise”

Wisconsin's governor is attempting to launch a presidential campaign based on his reputation for union-busting, and a state legislature that draws up legislation to satisfy the needs of one multimillionaire.

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Dark-money groups building campaign for "right to work" in Pa.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The never-ending push for right to work (for less) legislation in Pennsylvania is on the move again, but this time there's more of a tangible campaign targeting the conservative base.

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Thousands in Seattle march on MLK Day for $15 wage

More than 5,000 protesters marched through downtown Seattle on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day chanting, "Raise the minimum wage now!"

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