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Labor pushes for highway-mass transit bill, GOP blocks

The bill would approve highway and mass transit construction money for the next two years, creating tens of thousands of jobs. And civil engineers say there are now thousands of  structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges.

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Senate’s phony “JOBS Act” not about jobs, deregulates Wall Street

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came out with a blistering statement on the Senate's passage of the so-called "JOBS Act."

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Georgia's anti-picketing law an attack on the 99 percent

Unions and progressive groups are fighting a new law that would make forms of protest - including picketing and peaceful sit-downs -- a crime, the AFL-CIO reports.

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Labor raising an "army of 400,000" for the 2012 elections

"At stake is nothing less than our democracy itself. What the labor movement intends to do is magnitudes greater than anything we have ever done in an election before."

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Senate approved transportation bill would create 200,000 jobs

The Senate-approved bill now heads to the House, where unions and workers hope it will get passed.

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“Recall Walker!” – 62,000 Wisconsin workers fight back

Wisconsinites stood up and proved that once again, they are ready to fight.

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Nation's labor leaders meet to mobilize for 2012 elections

Leaders of almost every labor union in the country are arriving here today for a special meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

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Ohio governor backs off his turndown of federal storm help

Ohio's right wing Republican governor John Kasich worked Monday to pull his foot out of his own mouth.

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Union workers craft the Oreo cookie - America's 100-year favorite

Oreos - with their dark chocolate shells and creamy white center - have been a household name for a long time. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sandwich cookies, reports the AFL-CIO blog.

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At UAW legislative conference, Obama defends auto bailout

In a rousing speech to a legislative conference of the UAW, President Obama defended his administration's bailout of the auto industry and credited UAW workers as the real saviors of the big Detroit companies.

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