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by Steve Early

In the wake of last year’s long overdue U.S. troop withdrawal, media coverage of Iraq has dwindled to near zero—except when there’s another suicide bombing (which usually merits just a paragraph in world news round-ups).

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By Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

Why do Democrats fear to recognize the labor of care? Once again party leaders are wavering at a crucial moment, and could fail to grant home care workers rights to overtime pay and the minimum wage.

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Recovery Agreement Wins Birmingham Stadium Project

By Mark Brenner

New union leaders signal a tougher stance by New York state workers and more wrangling with the governor. The NY Union Proud slate aims at new directions in the Public Employees Federation.

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By John Walsh & Mischa Gaus

Student, community, and labor groups demonstrated outside GM corporate headquarters in Detroit and around the U.S. in support of Colombian hunger strikers who have sewed their lips closed in protest.

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By Aaron Petcoff

Wayne State University in Detroit has proposed a new contract that would radically redefine the terms for eliminating faculty. The school would be the first research university to effectively abolish tenure, said the faculty union.

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U.S. Department of Labor Lauds IBEW Training Efforts

by Alexandra Bradbury

As a Democrat running for re-election, President Barack Obama might assume he has organized labor in his pocket, but one West Coast union staged a public protest when the president made a campaign stop in Portland, Oregon.

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By Ron Lare

Two thousand Brazilian Metalworkers took over a key highway last week, demanding a stop to permanent layoffs at GM. Five days later, they achieved their goal, accepting an agreement that suspends the firings.

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by Ken Paff

More than 100 Teamster drivers in Louisville, Kentucky, lost their jobs when employers colluded with a United Auto Workers local to oust them and sign a sweetheart deal.

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