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Labor Protests

Union Hyatt Regency Workers Hold One-Day Strike

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Union workers at Chicago's Hyatt Regency launched a one-day strike Monday at the 151 E. Wacker Drive location as they called for better working condit...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Never Saw Labor Mural He Ordered Removed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

What did Paul LePage, Maine's Republican governor, see in a state agency's labor mural that he found so troubling that he ordered it removed and spark...

Amanda Terkel

Federal Government Intervenes In Maine Mural Controversy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government is stepping into the labor mural controversy in Maine, demanding that the state either put the artwork back up at...

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Maine GOP Legislators Rebuke Gov. Paul LePage | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight Republican state senators have issued a rare public rebuke of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), writing an op-ed expressing "discomfort ...

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Maine Governor Regrets Stirring Up Labor Mural Controversy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just days after gaining national attention for pulling down a labor mural from a state agency, Gov. Paul LePage (R-Maine) appears to be ...

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Labor Fight At Federal Level Heats Up | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The union representing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees is urging public sector workers to contact their members of...

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Maine Labor Mural Is GONE | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Maine Department of Labor quietly took down a mural depicting the state's labor history over the weekend, after Gov. Paul LePage (R)...

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Maine Labor Interests Worry That Olympia Snowe May Tack Right For 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has to strike a delicate balance as she seeks a fourth term, courting the right to ward off a more conserva...

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A Fresh Victory For Wisconsin's Labor Movement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may have won the most recent battle in Madison by securing passage of an anti-union bill, labor ac...

Scott Walker Down the Rat Hole With the Palace Guard

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

There are many shoes yet to fall in this dramatic battle in Wisconsin. Will Papa Fitzgerald show for work in epaulettes? Will the governor start laying off 13,000 workers as promised, using real people with real lives as pawns in his political game?

Solidarity Protests Draw Thousands Across U.S.

Reuters | Michelle Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied in cities across the United States on Saturday to express solidarity with Wisconsin public sector uni...

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More Than 270 State Legislators Nationwide Declare Support For Wisconsin Protests | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 270 state legislators from 44 states and two territories have signed a letter standing with the Democratic state senators in W...

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Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Coming To Wisconsin For Concert | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS. - For the past week, the protests outside of the Wisconsin statehouse have had a background soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen, Journey and...

May Day: Protests Against Economic Crisis Overshadow Celebrations (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though May Day (also known as International Workers Day or Labor Day in different parts of the world) is supposed to be a day of celebration to mark a...