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Thousands occupy Washington, demand "jobs now"

The August earthquake shook loose some stones on the Washington Monument, but 10,000 protesters demanding "Jobs NOW" shook the obelisk again on Oct. 15.

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Wisconsin gears up for Scott Walker recall

The recall elections for Wis. state senators this summer may end up looking like small potatoes when compared to the massive campaign to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker some time next spring.

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Senate to jobless workers: Drop dead!

Jobless workers took a day off from pounding the pavements to come to D.C. on Oct. 11 to lobby lawmakers for President Obama's American Jobs Act. It didn't work.

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Labor and community stand behind Occupy San Jose

Downtown San Jose rang with activists' chants and the honking horns of supportive motorists Oct. 9, as a labor-community coalition rallied in support of Occupy San Jose.

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Capitol Hill protesters demand “jobs not cuts”

Arizona Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva rejected those who say the "Rebuild the Dream" movement is an "answer to the tea party."

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Bankers, bankers, you can't hide! We can see your greedy side!

Hundreds of marchers surged through this city's financial district Sept. 29, demanding that the nation's banking giants stop home foreclosures and other practices that gouge ordinary people.

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Labor journalists see themselves as a voice for workers

Sometimes the mainstream media just doesn't get it.

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Fire Fighters commemorate 9/11 with N.Y.-to-D.C. memorial ride

The New York locals of the Fire Fighters, who lost 343 members and their priest on 9/11 2001, will commemorate their fallen colleagues with a 343-mile memorial bicycle ride.

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The Keystone Pipeline: can labor and environmentalists work together?

Building Trades unions are backing - and transit unions opposing - the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, from the tar sands of the Canadian province of Alberta to the oil refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Workers say King's dream not yet realized

A panhandler in New York's subways had worked for years as a union painter and carpenter before he was reduced, by job cuts, to begging for a living.

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