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'Victory for Workers!': House Praised for Passing Landmark PRO Act to Strengthen Unions and Labor Rights
"Trump claimed to be 'pro-worker'... If that was anything other than his usual phony rhetoric, Trump will push the Senate to pass the bill and sign it."
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Is Democrats' USMCA Trade Deal With Trump a Big Win or 'Major Strategic Misstep?'
While some labor unions and economists said the trade pact represents a meaningful improvement, others worried the deal hands Trump a victory while doing little if anything for working people and the planet.
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WTO Shutdown: The Kids Are Alright
This is a period when on certain issues, massive, non-violent direct action is in order, as the demonstration in Seattle shows.
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Progressives Decry Senate's Approval of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia as 'Absolute Betrayal to the American Worker'
"Scalia will undoubtedly be yet another stooge for rich and powerful interests at the very agency designed to curb that influence."
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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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