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50 arrested protesting Walmart's poverty wages

LOS ANGELES - The modern-day story of David and Goliath is playing out in cities and towns across America, and last night, on Cesar Chavez Avenue, one of the story's scenes took place when Walmart workers staged a civil disobedience action in front the retail giant's "mini" store here.

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Unsafe buses being built in LA with $1.50-per-hour Chinese labor

The workers have been living in dormitory-style housing for up to six months, getting paid only $1.50 per hour and a $50 a day allowance.

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SEIU’S Henry: Half of jobs to be low-wage by 2020

"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."

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Today in labor history: 40 hour week and minimum wage

October 24 marks events in two of the most significant struggles by workers in U.S. history: for shorter hours and better wages.

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Higher state minimum wage campaign gains steam in Minnesota

The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota has gained steam.

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Fast food workers rally vs. poverty wages

Fast food workers and their supporters packed a Wendy's restaurant in Oakland Oct. 15, demanding a living wage and labor rights.

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Fast food giants cost America $7 billion in McTaxes

Two recently published reports shed damning light on the high cost of low wages in the fast food industry.

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Palestinian union leader seeks support from U.S. unions

Labor leader Mahmoud Abu Odeh is hoping American trade unionists will help Palestinian workers achieve basic rights. He says it is a question of human needs shared by Americans, Palestinians and Israelis.

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D.C. unions to City Council: We’ll remember your Walmart vote

Workers citywide will remember which city council members voted for Walmart in upholding Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of legislation requiring a $12.50 minimum wage.

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Irish unions battle minimum wage cuts

Can you imagine battling the Great Recession by cutting the minimum wage?

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