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On union’s push to save postal service, Danny Glover says, “I’m in”

At the recent national convention here of the APWU, actor Danny Glover delivered a speech that brought tears to the eyes and postal workers to their feet.

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Calif. family to Fannie Mae: Don’t take away our American dream

The Coronels are taking a stand to end Fannie Mae's policy of punishing homeowners who were impacted by the housing crisis that Fannie Mae helped create.

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Black Panther Eddie Conway, free after 44 years, calls for release of all political prisoners

Marshall Eddie Conway charged that many, like himself, were victims of frame-ups orchestrated under the infamous FBI Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

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Don't drink the water? West Virginian records each sip

Nikki Ardman, mother of two children with autism, teacher and resident of West Virginia, recently performed an experiment: She drank the water for a month after authorities said it was OK, and video blogged about it.

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Texas sportscaster blasts homophobia in NFL

In a searing rebuff to pervasive anti-gay attitudes in professional football, Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen delivers a moving and insightful commentary.

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Video: Chicago Walmart workers arrested on Black Friday

Watch the video of Walmart workers and their supporters standing up for good wages and against Walmart abuse.

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What are mass school closings about? Watch this video

Philadelphia's families, teachers unions and other school worker unions as well as students have responded with a rousing "Hell no, our schools are not for sale."

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AFL-CIO warns Congress on immigration: no back burner

The AFL-CIO resolves to work for passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a citizenship path.

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Elizabeth Warren at AFL-CIO meet: “If we don’t fight, we don’t win”

LOS ANGELES - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken Massachusetts Democrat, told delegates at the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention here Sunday that the agenda of the labor movement and its allies has always been and continues to be the agenda of the American people.

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Labor takes a look behind kitchen door

The second-largest private sector industry in America has a big problem: its workers are paid unlivable wages, and typically cannot eat the very food they are putting on customers' tables.

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