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What’s the matter with white people?

Building on its stereotype of African-Americans from 30 years ago, the Republican Party has made "cops, firefighters, nurses and teachers into its new 'welfare queens.'"

Sharp partisan split on labor’s issues

The voting records on labor-selected issues in the second session of the 112 Congress reflect, as might be expected, the sharp partisan split between the two major political parties.

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Three arrested for blocking trucks at Bain-owned plant released

Three protesters who were arrested when they refused to move out of the way of trucks leaving the Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies plant here have been released.

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Disney disgrace: Scandal rocks efforts to block paid sick time

The newly minted campaign comes in the wake of disclosures that the county had deleted text messages sent and received during a lengthy meeting on earned sick time.

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Outsourced Bain workers in standoff with trucks

Outsourced Bain workers began a standoff with trucks sent in to remove equipment from their plant. Residents of the town began arriving this afternoon to join workers who were blocking the loading dock.

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Watchdog group says debate should address High Court nominations

With the  presidential debates coming up, the Alliance for Justice is insisting that debate moderators press the candidates to discuss the types of nominees they would propose for the High Court.

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Big business and GOP block Florida sick-time ballot measure

Progressive forces have had the prospect of paid sick time, an advance for low-wage workers, snatched from them, at least temporarily, by big business forces and their allies .

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Unions reach agreement with Verizon

The Communications Workers of America and the Electrical Workers (IBEW) have reached a tentative agreement on a contract with Verizon.

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Parents and students back Chicago teachers

Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.

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Walmart warehouse workers strike for workplace safety

Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.

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