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A student wearing a Santa's costumes is pushed away by a policemen during a protest in Milan, Italy, Friday.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A student wearing a Santa's costumes is pushed away by a policemen during a protest in Milan, Italy, Friday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Thousands of Italians protest economic reforms

MILAN (AP) -- Tens of thousands of union workers marched through more than 50 Italian cities on Friday to protest government economic reforms that they say erode their rights.

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks in Los Angeles Sept. 9.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks in Los Angeles Sept. 9.
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NLRB issues new rule to speed up union organizing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule on Friday aimed at modernizing and streamlining the union election process.

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Taj Mahal Future
Union members picketing outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City in an earlier protest, Oct. 24. Dec. 12, if the union does not drop its appeal of a court-ordered savings package. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Trump Taj Mahal compares union leader to Joseph Stalin

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hours before a planned union march against its scheduled closure, Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort posted notices Wednesday alerting customers of the impending shutdown, and compared the president of its main union to Russian dictator Joseph Stalin.

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)
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Public employee unions lose Wisconsin court challenge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.

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Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., where the United Auto Workers union announced on Thursday, July 10, 2014, that it is forming a local chapter. (AP Photo/ Erik Schelzig, file)
Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., where the United Auto Workers union announced on Thursday, July 10, 2014, that it is forming a local chapter. (AP Photo/ Erik Schelzig, file)
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UAW: ‘Consensus’ reached with Volkswagen on union

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee.

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President Barack Obama flanked by Abdullahi Mohamed, left, and Meredith Upchurch speaks to reporters at a restaurant in Washington, Friday, May 16, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama flanked by Abdullahi Mohamed, left, and Meredith Upchurch speaks to reporters at a restaurant in Washington, Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Obama Touts Jobs Projects, Lunches With Workers

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden promoted government financed work projects as they lunched outside the White House Friday, saying the projects could be endangered if Congress does not act by the end of the summer.

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College Athletes Announce Formation of Labor Organization
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a press conference after the College Athletes Association (CAPA) announced creation of the new labor organization to represent college athletes in January. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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Should College Athlete Be Able to Unionize? [POLL]

Imagine getting paid to play college sports. That’s the question being explored in Illinois as Northwestern players are attempting to unionize the football program.  A hearing commenced Tuesday before the National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in Chicago.

It truly is a job,

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Local 45 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers logo (Townsquare Media file image)
Local 45 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers logo (Townsquare Media file image)
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Former NJ Union Officer Sentenced For Bribery

A federal judge has given a former New Jersey union official a six month sentence for bribery.

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Tom Pennington, Getty Images
Tom Pennington, Getty Images
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Unions May Have Helped Obama Win Election

Exit polls show the nation's big labor unions played a major role in helping President Barack Obama win the battleground states of Ohio, Nevada and Wisconsin.

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Governor Chris Christie
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Chris Christie: The Target Of NJ Union Leaders [AUDIO]

Many political experts and a lot of Democrats blame a lack of public worker union support for former Governor Jon Corzine's loss to Chris Christie in 2009.

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