June

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Obama’s acting labor secretary calls for minimum wage hike

Saying that it would help lift up workers and families, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris reiterated the Obama administration's support for raising the minimum wage.

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Netroots grassroots: Progressive Caucus launches “Raise Up America” drive

"We stand in Congress on the side of the 99 percent against the one percent. So we need this campaign, we need to raise the minimum wage."

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Concession staff protest working for peanuts

Concession workers at San Francisco's AT&T Park, home of the Giants baseball team, are protesting lousy pay and attacks on health benefits.

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Today in labor history: American Railway Union founded

On this day in 1893, the American Railway Union - one of the first industrial unions in the United States - was founded.

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Neighbors turn out for fired Domino’s worker

The campaign for $15 an hour or $12 with benefits has been going on for several months now.

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James Dolan, the Knicks, and the Cablevision 99

James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has often faced criticism for his front office decision making and the team's lack of on-court success.

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Public workers say, fair contracts for all

Thousands of union public workers and their supporters turned out on Wednesday at New York's City Hall park under the slogan "Workers Count, Workers Vote!"

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U.S. poor are in free fall

The level of income inequality stretches much higher in the United States than in the other developed countries. Now it's gone off the chart.

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Attention Walmart: Part time at $7.40 equals poverty

DEARBORN, Mich. - Three weeks ago, 400 fast food workers across Metro Detroit shocked their employers by walking off the job demanding a living wage of $15.00 an hour.

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Actions backing Walmart strikers spread coast to coast

CHICAGO - A protest outside the West Loop Walmart store here was only one of countless demonstrations that broke out today across the country in support of striking workers at the world's biggest retail giant.

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