February

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GOP seeks immediate cut in Dept of Labor budget

House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.

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Aid to workers hurt by outsourcing to end

The federal program that has helped hundreds of thousands of workers get back on their feet after their jobs went overseas could soon disappear due to an error by Congress.

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Illinois bill aims to raise the minimum wage

The current minimum wage at $8.25, which went into effect in July, would be boosted by 50 cents plus the rate of inflation annually until it reaches the historic $10.

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Democrats challenge Republicans: extend lifeline to 99ers

Democrats introduced into Congress a bill to  extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed  and challenged Republicans to "bring this to a vote as soon as possible."

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Oakland mayor, residents discuss priorities

The gathering was the latest in a series of actions Quan has initiated as part of her goal to be a "people's mayor."

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Obama renominates his pick for labor board

Obama renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board

Calif. governor: "No time for politics as usual"

Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the struggles for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia as he called for "turning to the people" for "a clear mandate"

GOP: no to jobs, attack women instead

In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."