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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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The War Is Over. Start Packing!

It's time to pivot, President Obama. Given three-quarters of the American public - including the majority of Republican voters - what they have said they want: a substantial withdr...

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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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If Walmart Paid Its 1.4 Million U.S. Workers A Living Wage, It Would Result In Almost No Pain For The Average Customer

A study released this week found that if the nation's largest low-wage employer, Walmart, were to pay its 1.4 million U.S. workers a living wage of at least $12 per hour and pass e...

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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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Businessmen Going To Prison For ?Crime of Greed?

"Two Clinton, Iowa, men were sentenced to 40 months each in federal prison Wednesday in connection with a visa fraud scam that federal authorities said brought hundreds of workers ...

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WikiLeaks Cables Describe H-1B Fraud Attempts

The cables being released by WikiLeaks are shedding some light on fraud in the H-1B visa application process in countries that don't get much attention for it -- Mexico, Libya and ...

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Another Key Republican Calls for H-1B Cap HIKE

There has been no rush by employers for H-1B visas since the recession began, but there is an increasing rhetorical push in the U.S. House to raise the visa cap. At a speci...

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