August

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Labor Day report: Wages "dead in the water" for a decade

According to a new report, workers' wages "have been dead in the water for a decade," but the trend can be reversed with job-creating investment in infrastructure and education, and a minimum wage raise.

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Families of police crime victims demand civilian oversight

Hundreds rallied in Chicago recently to demand justice for victims of police crimes and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council.

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Fast food workers strike in 60 cities for higher wages

Fast food workers went on strike in a half dozen Michigan cities as well as over 60 cities, towns and suburbs nationwide, driving home how fast this movement for dignity and a 15 dollar an hour wage is spreading.

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Chicago school boycott demands elected school board

Hundreds of students, parents and community activists joined a rally and march Aug. 28 supporting a one-day Chicago school boycott to protest the destruction of public education.

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Catholic diocese settles with fired gay teacher

After a hard fought four-month campaign, the Columbus, Ohio, Catholic Diocese has been forced to reach agreement with a discharged 19-year teacher, Carla Hale.

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Visit to giant's gravesite: Vito Marcantonio

Vito Marcantonio has been virtually erased from the study of the progressive movement of the 1930s and 40sand this has dealt a severe blow to the movement.

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Michigan expands Medicaid despite tea party obstructers

Add Michigan, barely, to the list of states implementing a key part of Obamacare, the expansion of Medicaid, known locally as the "Healthy Michigan" plan.

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President Obama rolls out higher education plan

President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.

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Bayard Rustin LGBT coalition highlights civil rights leader’s role

The San Francisco chapter of the Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition rallied to highlight the contributions of Rustin, an often-overlooked civil rights figure.

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"Jury" to Bank of America: "You're guilty"

The willful wrongdoings of Bank of America were "put on trial" this week. The jury was composed of 200 housing and labor activists and the witnesses against BoA were actors playing parts. But the testimony was real.

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