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Lawmakers unveil bill to hold employers responsible for supervisors’ sexual harassment

A coalition of congressional Democrats introduced legislation to hold employers responsible for their lower-level supervisors' sexual harassment of workers.

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The BP Texas City oil plant blast: What’s changed and what hasn’t

Nine years ago, on March 23, 2005, the British Petroleum oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, an hour south of Houston, in so many words, blew up.

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Nationwide, workers lead local movements to raise wages

Working families across the country have been leading movements to raise wages at the state and local level.

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Fast food workers protest wage theft

Elected officials, clergy, community, and union members joined in a spirited protest outside the McDonalds in this city's Fair Haven neighborhood Mar. 18.

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Right wing legal schemes may enmesh UAW Volkswagen rerun vote case

The tangle over UAW's loss at Chattanooga is important to workers nationwide because this union recognition election saw massive anti-union intervention by outside-funded right wing groups.

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New England governors backing Obama’s call for minimum wage hike

The president received ovation after ovation as he called for raising the minimum wage, with the greatest cheers coming when he described the increase as "common sense."

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Nurses demand that State Department vouch for safety of XL pipeline

The NNU believes the State Department has done an indequate review of what appears to be serious risks for public health posed by the pipeline.

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Oregon ‘right-to-work’ initiative dropped

Sponsors of two anti-union initiative petitions agreed to withdraw their measures aimed at the Oregon ballot in November. 

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Disabled workers paid sub-minimum wages in sheltered workshops

People with intellectual or physical disabilities are often working in "sheltered workshops" across this nation for sub-minimum wage.

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Undaunted by rain, Tacoma marchers demand “$15 now!”

It was International Women's Day, Mar. 8, and nearly 100 women and men marched in a steady downpour here to demand an increase in the minimumwage to $15 an hour.

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