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Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on July 29, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Unions Helping Non-Union Fast-Food Workers Hold Strikes In Effort To Boost Declining Membership

With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative — and some say more desperate — to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout.

08/02/2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says "trickle-down politics" of the Republican party are primarily to blame for the nation's economic troubles. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Gov. O’Malley: ‘Trickle-Down Politics’ Of The GOP Has Failed ’99 Percent Of Americans’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says “trickle-down politics” of the Republican party are primarily to blame for the nation’s economic troubles.

05/30/2013

File photo of Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker. (credit: Andy Wong-Pool/Getty Images)

Walker To Court Iowans, Stoke 2016 Talk

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is gearing up for re-election next year, his third race in four years. But the Republican’s courting of out-of-state donors and conservatives, his plans to visit Iowa this week and his refusal to say whether he would serve out another full term if elected suggest he might be seeking a much bigger prize — the presidency.

05/22/2013

File photo of construction workers. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: 150 Americans Die Each Day From Job-Related Injuries, Diseases

A new report reveals that 150 Americans die each day from job-related injuries or illnesses.

05/08/2013

More than seven-in-ten Americans – 71 percent – say illegal immigrants should be allowed to remain in the U.S. legally if they meet basic citizenship requirements.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Survey: 71 Percent Of Americans Say Illegal Immigrants Should Be Given Chance To Stay In US

More than seven-in-ten Americans – 71 percent – say illegal immigrants should be allowed to remain in the U.S. legally if they meet basic citizenship requirements.

04/01/2013

File photo of U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue. (credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

US Chamber Makes Immigration Overhaul Top Priority

The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Thursday that the “door to the American dream must always remain open” as he announced a broad coalition of business, labor, faith organizations, law enforcement and ethnic groups intent on overhauling the nation’s immigration system.

01/10/2013

President Barack Obama (L) delivers a statement demanding that Congress to pass extensions of transportation and aviation bills with AFL-CIO President and member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Richard Trumka.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

AFL-CIO Endorses Obama, Promises Ground Support For Campaign

The AFL-CIO formally endorsed President Barack Obama’s re-election bid Tuesday, saying it would mount a vast door-to-door effort for Democratic candidates in response to the flood of outside political money that conservative groups are pouring into the campaign.

03/13/2012