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Study confirms what Minnesota low-wage workers know: life is tough

The report was done by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and announced by Working America, an organization of some 3 million workers, including 300,000 in Minnesota.

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Justices give biz 9-0 win over workers in security screenings case

For Amazon.com workers, the ruling means spending 25 minutes in line every day, unpaid, while waiting for a mandatory security check.

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Support builds for Delta baggage handler fired for speaking out

Delta Airlines' decision to fire a veteran baggage handler for speaking out in support of low-wage workers has elicited widespread criticism.

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Black Friday at Walmart: Poverty wages keep prices low

As Black Friday marked the start of this year's shopping season, unionists reflected on what they would get workers this year if they could get them anything in the world.

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Fast food workers walk off the job in 190 cities

Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.

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California low wage workers on the move

Some 200 workers, labor and community supporters gathered in the heart of the largely Latino Fruitvale neighborhood Dec. 4.

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New crop of lawmakers the latest threat to Michigan prevailing wage

Repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act would be a coup for "limited government" conservatives, and a devastating blow to the state's construction industry.

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AT&T denies sick time pay to older Minnesota employees

The outrage over this brought a large crowd, led by more than 50 members of the CWA, to a mass protest outside the corporation's tower in downtown Minneapolis.

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Walmart workers sound alarm on hunger issues, announce Black Friday plans

"The fight against income inequality starts at Walmart. We are proud to stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday to speak out for fair pay and respect."

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AFL-CIO to push economic agenda starting with January wage summit

The AFL-CIO will strongly push its economic agenda, emphasizing job creation and raising workers' incomes, starting with a "wage summit" in January in D.C.

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