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H.R. 800 EFCA Passes U.S. House 241-185!

Find out if your U.S. representative voted for or against the Employee Free Choice Actthe most important legislation in 70 years to ensure workers' freedom to form unions and barg...

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VOTE! For Pro-Labor Candidates in Chicago Municipal Election

The Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) has endorsed candidates in the February 27,2007 Chicago Municipal Election who will stand up for working men and women in the Chicago City Cou...

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Unions, The Economy, and Employee Free Choice!

Like the temperatures in a severe winter freeze, union membership continues to sink to record lows. The latest numbers indicate that 7.4% of working Americans in the private sector...

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Democratic Response To Bush State of The Union!

If you watched freshman Virginia Sen. Jim Webb deliver the Democratic response to Bush?s State of the Union speech, you witnessed something historic -- a Democrat on national TV un...

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The Lost Voice of Protest! By: Bob Herbert

"Here at home the city of New Orleans is on life support, struggling to survive the combined effects of a catastrophic flood, the unconscionable neglect of the federal government, ...

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Help To Make Illinois Workplaces Family Friendly!

Most Illinois workers will need time off work at some point for a health or family needs. But many can't afford to take unpaid time off to handle their own serious illness, let alo...

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The Iraq War Is Not Michael Jordan!By David Sirota

"Back in the 1990s when I was a huge NBA fan, they used to say about Michael Jordan: "You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him." Except for people like House Speaker Na...

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Democratic Leadership Oppose Escalation of Iraq War!

Download today's letter from Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to President Bush in PDf format....

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3,000 Deaths in Iraq, Countless Tears at Home!

During World War II, 30 percent of all wounded soldiers died of their injuries, a number that dipped to 24 percent during the Vietnam War and then to 9 percent for the Iraq conflic...

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Saddam Hussein Executed! - Now What??

.."some soldiers expressed doubt that Saddam's death would be a significant turning point for Iraq. "First it was weapons of mass destruction. Then when there were none, it...

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