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The 99% rally outside DC gathering of the 1%

More than 1,200 labor and community activists turned out in force at a boisterous rally Friday outside the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Jobless benefits and payroll tax cut in danger, SEIU warns

Republican lawmakers are plotting to allow extra federal jobless benefits and the "temporary" payroll tax cut for 160 million workers to lapse.

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Ravitch blasts corporate "school reform"

Diane Ravitch, a national leader of the fight to defend public education, sounded the alarm about concerted efforts by corporate and right-wing forces to undermine democracy and destroy public education in the U.S.

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GOP forces anti-labor provisions into transport bills

Unions are mobilizing this week to fight anti-labor provisions the Republicans have inserted into major transportation bills.

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Indiana House passes right to work for less bill

In an assault on workers and their unions in the heart of the once heavily industrialized and unionized Midwest, Indiana's Republican-controlled House passed a right to work for less bill yesterday.

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AFL-CIO launches TV ad campaign

The AFL-CIO has launched an advertising campaign telling the country that union workers are just like everyone else - and that they deserve their rights.

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"Right-to-work (for less)" bill threatens democracy in Indiana

Labor rights and democracy are in grave danger in the Hoosier state.

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Wikipedia goes dark in protest over internet piracy bill

Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia which has become an invaluable resource to millions of people worldwide, went offline this morning in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

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Nebraska Farmers Union teams up with Humane Society

The new partnership will boost family farms in Nebraska and ensure that measures are taken to humanely raise meat and other animal products.

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Wind industry blows off worker safety

The wind industry has an ongoing situation that needs to be remedied; they have fallen short on worker safety.

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