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Unions on Romney’s VP choice: Wrong for America

"As CEO of Bain Capital, Romney made his fortune by hollowing out the dreams of ordinary American workers. The Romney-Ryan budget would wreak the same kind of economic damage on households nationwide."

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"Activist New York" displays history of social movements

It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.

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AFL-CIO: Walesa didn't speak for Polish workers at Romney meeting

The largest labor federation in the U.S. is warning Polish communities nationwide that Lech Walesa's meeting with Mitt Romney in Poland this week did not have the support of Polish unions or the labor movement here in America.

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New Haven Rising is launched

The cafeteria at Career High School was overflowing with neighbors of all ages from all parts of New Haven, Black, Latino, and White greeting each other with excitement.

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‘Obamacare’ means preventative care for women

"While we celebrate the preventive provisions about to take effect, we must also remember that opponents of the health care law are trying to weaken it."

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Going to church to fight wage theft

Kordsmeier visited different congregations as part of an effort to build a coalition of "unions, churches, and community groups" to stand against wage theft.

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OSHA's Barab walks fine line on firms' 'voluntary protection'

House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.

 

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Beware: "Pro-child" groups press corporate schools agenda

The Change.org petition site recently dropped the misleadingly named "StudentsFirst" and "Stand for Children" as paying clients.This came after public pressure including a counter-petition by a Chicago teacher.

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Musicians getting same harsh treatment as steelworkers

Violinists of the world, unite? Orchestra musicians across the U.S. are getting the same harsh treatment by management as steelworkers, city and state workers and others.

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Memphis Bus Riders Union rolls into summer

The Memphis Bus Riders Union was created to "raise the level of service provided by the public transit system as well as ensuring greater accountability over policies and practices."

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