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Haymarket And The Chicago Idea Resonate 125 Years Later!

One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, a bomb exploded in Chicago's Haymarket Square . The explosion, the culmination of more than a decade's worth of labor strife, came as C...

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On-Line Tour Of The Haymarket Tragedy!

In connection with the nation-wide strike for the 8-hour workday, which began May 1, 1886, a mass meeting was held on the night of May 4th in the Chicago haymarket. Its purpose was...

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May Day Chicago 2011 Haymarket Martyrs Monument Rededication

On May 1, 2011 the Rededication of the Haymarket Memorial brought out about several thousand unionists, activists and government officials including the Chief justice of the Illino...

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Looks like the GOP wants folks to work 'til they die. Right now, politicians in Washington want to make people work until they are 69 or 70 before they can retire and collect Socia...

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The Labor Movement Finally Takes A Stand

The firefighters union freezes campaign contributions to federal Democratic candidates -- it's about time BY DAVID SIROTA Download article and letter to Firefighters...

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Budgets are more than collections of numbers. They are a statement of our values. The Congressional Progressive Caucus budget is a reflection of the values and priorities of Americ...

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Thousands of Pro-Union Supporters Rally Downtown For Wisconsin Workers

CWA Illinois State Representative Ron Honse, IBEW Local 21 President/Business Manager Ron Kastner, CWA Local 4250 President Liz VanDerWoude, CWA Local 4252 President LaNell Piercy ...

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All-Illinois Week Of Rallies For Workers Rights

April 4-9, 2011 - During the week of April 4th, we will hold rallies in cities all across Illinois, as well as community education and outreach events, culminating in an all-Illino...

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Turn On Your Lights For Workers Rights!

Stand with CWA and Local 4250 to say enough is enough. Show your support by "Turning on your Lights for Workers Rights" on April 4th. Turn on your porch lights and headlights as ...

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STAND-UP For Workers Rights On April 4, 2011

On April 4, on the job, in our schools and in our communities, we will remind our elected officials that workers? rights are human rights, and that thos...

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