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Harley-Davidson Says Congressional Plea Won’t Stop K.C. Plant Closing
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Harley-Davidson Says Congressional Plea Won’t Stop K.C. Plant Closing

MILWAUKEE, Wisc.—A plea by four members of Missouri’s congressional delegation reminding Harley-Davidson of the subsidies it got to open its factory in Kansas City won’t stop the company from closing the motorcycle assembly plant, a company spokesperson said Feb. 19. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, along with two House members, sent Harley CEO Matt…

Two Calif. Unions Endorse Feinstein Challenger
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Two Calif. Unions Endorse Feinstein Challenger

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Two leading California unions have endorsed state Senate leader Kevin de León’s primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The Service Employees International Union backed de León on Feb. 13, saying that he “speaks up for California values” such as raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, immigration and environmental justice.

Mexican Teachers Block Roads in Chiapas
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Mexican Teachers Block Roads in Chiapas

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Chiapas—Teachers from Section 40 of the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (National Union of Education Workers) blocked highways at three places in Mexico’s southernmost state Feb. 8 to demand the rebuilding of classrooms damaged in last September’s earthquake and pay for teachers and other workers hired in the…

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