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Philadelphia program teaches carpentry skills to help youths build their futures

Nov 8, 2021
The goal is to put participants on a path to employment.
Greg Palmer leads a carpentry class for teens at the Dixon House community center in South Philadelphia. Rising gun violence has plagued the city.
Kriston Jae Bethel

How to grow a union in an anti-union state

Feb 26, 2018
In the South, where people are “ashamed to tell their neighbors that they are in a union,” one labor organization is turning things around.
Demonstrators rally in front of city hall in solidarity with union workers across the country on February 26, 2011 in New York City.
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Election shows weakened labor support for the Democratic Party

Nov 14, 2016
Union households backed Hillary Clinton by narrower margins than President Barack Obama, and Donald Trump got more of their vote than his Republican predecessors.
Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Detroit.
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