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Catholic diocese settles with fired gay teacher

After a hard fought four-month campaign, the Columbus, Ohio, Catholic Diocese has been forced to reach agreement with a discharged 19-year teacher, Carla Hale.

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Philly coalition demands quality education for all

They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"

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Utility workers say job-killing FirstEnergy could cause another big blackout

The corporation that caused the blackout of 2003, FirstEnergy, is about to shut two power plants in western Pennsylvania, destroying hundreds of jobs and putting the region's power grid at risk, according to the Utility Workers of America.

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Thousands shut down Chicago streets at ALEC meeting

The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.

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Residents say poverty wages will not resurrect Detroit

Only blocks from city hall, a Friday afternoon picket line at the Crowne Plaza Hotel symbolizes the fight taking place in this city.

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D.C. fast food workers strike, wage complaints reach White House

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has taken the plight of the nation's low-paid fast food workers - specifically those who toil in eateries in federal buildings - straight to the top of the nation's political pyramid - President Obama himself.

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Walmart sues activist for standing up for exploited workers

The world's largest and most oppressive corporation in the world, Walmart has sued a retired union activist for standing up for the victims of Walmart, some of the most oppressed workers in the world.

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Senate rules compromise avoids "nuclear" option

This comes after years of pressure by labor, financial reform, environmental and other progressive groups to allow up-or-down votes on executive nominees so the peoples business can finally get done.

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Senate rules fight today a big deal for a Battle Creek woman

Unions have had an ongoing campaign to force the Senate to vote on the NLRB nominees this week. Majority Leader Harry Reid planned to change the filibuster rule to eliminate the Republicans' roadblock.

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Union: Lack of NLRB endangers social media free speech

The lack of a functioning National Labor Relations Board within two months threatens workers' free speech rights on social media, as well as in more traditional speech, the Communications Workers say.

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