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Youngstown says vote no on anti-union legislation

A few hundred union members and community residents gathered at Youngstown State University in a kickoff rally to gather support for  the statewide campaign to defeat Issue Number 2 on the Ohio ballot.

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After court ruling, clean truck supporters vow continuing fight

Cutting out a key component, if upheld, will have devastating consequences for working families and port communities plagued by dirty air and dead-end jobs.

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Civil rights, labor groups to hold jobs march Oct. 15

Energized by President Obama's bold call for passage of the American Jobs Act, civil rights and labor groups are calling for a national march in Washington to support it.

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Labor journalists see themselves as a voice for workers

Sometimes the mainstream media just doesn't get it.

Chicago students protest Sears ties to child labor and rape

High school students are protesting Sears's purchase of clothing from a factory where a supervisor is an unpunished serial rapist of young females.

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Justice Dept. blocks AT&T/T-Mobile merger, unions assail move

The Department of Justice announced it would sue to block the proposed $39 billion merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

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Ohioans rally for jobs, rights, Boehner locks them out

Hundreds of workers and their allies at events throughout Ohio rallied this week for jobs and to restore union and voting rights under siege.

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Koch money aids Scott Walker in Wisconsin voter suppression

It appears that the GOP is not alone in initiating voter suppression: Americans for Prosperity has joined in on the action.

Wisconsin recall drive falls one seat short

With the GOP holding a 19-14 lead in the state senate, labor-backed Democrats needed to win three of the six races to wrest control.

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Philip Levine named country's poet laureate

Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, known for his detailed and personal verse about the working class, has been appointed the country's new poet laureate.

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