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Workers have plenty to cheer this labor day. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)   Views
From Victories to Union Militancy, 5 Reasons for Workers to Celebrate This Labor Day
The U.S. labor movement may still be under siege, thanks to powerful anti-union forces, including the Trump administration. But with approval of unions at a 15-year high, and a wave of labor militancy on the rise, working people have plenty to celebrate this Labor Day.
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After Decades of Corporate 'Decimation' of Unions, Sanders Says It Is Time for Workers to Win the Class War
"If there is going to be class warfare in this country, it's time that the working class of this country won that war."
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Sanders Unveils Workplace Democracy Plan to Expand Labor Rights and Double Union Membership
The presidential hopeful aims to end "right to work for less" and union-busting, and bar federal contracts for companies that exploit workers
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Despite challenges from parts of both the labor and the environmental movements, which its sponsors had undoubtedly hoped would be among its strongest supporters, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution has gone a remarkably long way toward putting a genuine discussion of what an effective and just climate policy might look like in the public arena for the first time. (Photo: Emelia Gold) Views
Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis
Unions vs. Environmentalists or Unions and Environmentalists?
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Labor should be involved in the conversation around the climate crisis, union leader Sara Nelson told Common Dreams in an exclusive interview Tuesday. News
Labor Leader Sara Nelson Says Workers of Disrupted Industries Must Be Engaged in Green New Deal Solutions
"We have to be engaged in the conversation."
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Another Bad Idea Brought to You by the Koch Brothers
It is a bad idea. It is such a bad idea that it does not deserve a response. But here I am, giving it one.
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State Rep. Chloe Maxmin and allies celebrate the Maine AFL-CIO signing onto the Green New Deal. News
'Great Example' of Local Organizing as Maine AFL-CIO Signs Onto #GreenNewDeal
"The work of moving towards a renewable economy must be rooted in workers's rights and economic and social justice."
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'Grow Up, Do Your Job, End This Shutdown': Federal Workers Hold Massive DC Rally Against Trump
"Stop holding 800,000 federal employees and their families hostage!"
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Demanding Trump and McConnell #StopTheShutdown, Dozens of Unions to Rally for Struggling Federal Workers
Protest plans come as concerns mount about impacts of the ongoing government shutdown, including on food stamps and Medicare
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'Time to Play Hardball': Progressives Pressure Senate Democrats to Stonewall All Bills That Don't End Trump Shutdown
"Every day this senseless and manufactured crisis drags on, real families with very real bills are harmed and millions are denied the vital services we deserve."
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