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New Ohio poll: Trump plummets 12 points among union members

In a speech to more than 400 union members today in Ohio, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will drop a major finding from internal polling.

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South Florida labor and community host citizenship workshops

Ahead of the November elections, a coalition of labor and immigrants' rights groups is helping South Florida residents become naturalized citizens.

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Republican platform calls for destruction of workers' rights

Here's a comparison between the Democratic and Republican platforms; because the Republicans use coded, twisted language, we've included helpful translations.

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Unions push Congress to curb banks, restore Glass-Steagall

Unions and progressive groups are circulating a petition to congressional leaders.

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Union, Black golfers teed off by tournaments at Trump's courses

Las Vegas Unite Here hotel workers join with Black golfers to urge the sport's professional associations to yank tournaments from Donald Trump's courses.

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Oregon Working Families Party challenges "fast-track" backer Ron Wyden

The Working Families Party has drawn financial and other support from seven Oregon union locals as well as Lewallen's union, the Longshore and Warehouse Workers.

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Analyst: Adults, not teens, are lopsided majority of minimum wage workers

Researcher Monica Garcia-Perez presented her findings to an AFL-CIO-co-sponsored conference on race, income and inequality.

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India-born Pramila Jayapal, a fighting progressive, wins Washington State primary

As a Washington state senator, Jayapal championed protections for immigrants and minorities and voting rights for all, and for a raise in the state minimum wage.

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Unionists, protesters, fact-checkers, economists pan Trump economics address

"How are we supposed to raise our families without good jobs? Is that what you call 'winning'?" 

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Pence heaps praise on ALEC

Indiana's governor addressed - and hailed - the American Legislative Exchange Council, disregarding worker protests.

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