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Elizabeth Warren: Some on Wall Street should be in handcuffs

Stiff fines of millions of dollars will not change the financial fraud that produced the Great Recession, Senator Elizabeth Warren said.

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Missouri senate defeats “paycheck deception” bill

The bill would have forced workers to "opt-in" to having their dues taken out of their paychecks--a scheme that weakens unions.

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Obama threatens defense bill veto over anti-LGBTQ, anti-worker provisions

The provisions, inserted in a huge DOD bill by House Republicans, are among the reasons the administration told Congress the president's  advisors "would recommend he veto the bill."

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Hartford's "Fighting for Our Future" rally inspires struggle

Big changes require big struggles, and "May Day 2016 -- Fighting for Our Future" set a powerful and inspiring framework for the labor battles and elections this year.

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Report: Fatal crash wouldn’t have happened with proper backup

Unions and workers have been campaigning for years to keep 2-person crews on all freight and passenger trains, citing safety reasons.

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Chicago May Day marchers show unity against Trump

Thousands of people marched for a more just society and to confront the face of bigotry and classism: the Republican front runner for president, Donald Trump.

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On May Day

It's often forgotten, but May Day, the original, real, workers' holiday, originated in the U.S.

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Award-winning elementary principal criticizes Mayor Rahm Emanuel, loses job

The "reassignment" to a different position smelled like retribution for the outspoken principal's public criticism of the Chicago mayor.

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Rebellion growing in Juarez border factories

Workers have marched through the streets and demanded recognition of independent unions.

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Inequality by the numbers

We Americans like to think of ourselves as a middle-class country where the top is not out of reach and the bottom doesn't pose such a grim, cautionary specter.

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