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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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By Robert M. Schwartz

Positioning a walkout as an unfair labor practice strike is one of the key tasks for any union on the verge of a labor battle, because ULP strikers cannot be permanently replaced. Here's how the union can lay the groundwork it needs.

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By Theresa Moran

After Katrina, New Orleans fired all 7,500 of its teachers. The firings were recently ruled illegal, but teachers won't get their jobs back. Instead, the union is fighting for teachers and students through a grassroots, social justice approach.

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Workers Stand for America Live Coverage - August 11, 2012