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Union Support For Palermo’s Workers’ Strike Tops 15 Million People

Striking workers outside Palermo's Pizza factory in Milwaukee

Palermo’s workers have now been out on strike for more than three weeks because strikers say management refuses to recognize their newly formed union, Palermo’s Workers Union, as a legitimate bargaining unit. Continue Reading →

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Under the Bridge, Labor Secretary Solis Rallies for President Obama’s Jobs Plan

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Speaking under the 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called on Americans to pressure Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. Continue Reading →

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Working America Minneapolis Rallies For Job Creation

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Local members of Working America joined their brethren in cities across the country today in a rally to focus attention on job creation. Working America is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, which combines the strength of about 10 million union and non-union members to argue against what they consider wrong-headed priorities that favor the rich and corporate special interests over America’s well-being. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Republican Rift, FBI Raids, AFL-CIO Rallies

Mick Kelly, peace activist

Today we’ll bring you Governor Tim Pawlenty discussing the need for addressing flood relief for southern Minnesota; appearances by Senator Amy Klobuchar and gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton at the AFL-CIO convention, and this afternoon’s much anticipated FBI protest. Continue Reading →

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