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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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Fast food workers plan civil disobedience as employers “freak out” over NLRB ruling

The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of  fast food workers.

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Workers and lawmakers team up to force fair scheduling at Walmart

Walmart workers were on Capitol Hill telling lawmakers how the giant retailer's scheduling practices make it impossible for most of them to lead anything approaching a normal life.

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Texas Democrats set progressive platform

Texas Democrats put fair wages, spending on education, gender equality, immigration reform, LGBT rights, anti-outsourcing, and anti-privatization at the top of their priorities

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"Workers' rights same as civil rights," says actor and activist Danny Glover

"Well first of all, I have been involved with issues about labor for a great deal of my life, I come out of a union family and my mother and my father were very much involved in organizing."

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In Harris v. Quinn, labor dodges a bullet

Unlike a lobby or interest group, a union has a duty to provide a service to every worker covered in its agreement.

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Ellison tacks wage theft ban onto defense bill

If Ellison's move survives the rest of the congressional gauntlet, it could aid tens of thousands of underpaid fast food workers at commissaries and in mini-malls on defense bases.

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Another problem for Gov. Christie: lawsuit for failure to pay pensions

The workers all say Christie did not make a required $900 million payment to the state and local workers' pension plan. He wants the workers to shoulder the load, instead.

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AFGE hits plans to force "Internet only" on Social Security recipients

Despite huge past problems with electronic verification , the Social Security Administrationis charging ahead with a plan to force almost all recipients into Internet-only communication.

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Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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