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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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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Organize unions to end boom and bust economy

"Something powerful is happening. All the work, the organizing, all you have done for many years is now culminating like never before."

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Hispanic Caucus cheers calls to dump Trump

"This is the most critical election in American history; we have five million families who long to come out from the shadows."

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Video: John Legend and AFL-CIO team up to reform prison system

#FREEAMERICA is a multi-year culture campaign initiated by Legend to change the national conversation about our country's misguided policies.

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