May

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NYC AFSCME Council endorses Liu in mayoral race

Saying Comptroller John Liu "would end the favoritism towards the wealthy 1%" and return the government to its people, AFSCME District Council 37 delegates unanimously endorsed his mayoral candidacy.

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Union protests Obama's nomination of Pritzker

Saying Hyatt Hotel magnate Penny Pritzker destroys jobs,  Unite Here members crowded into the back of a Senate hearing room to show the union opposes her nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary.

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Minimum wage earners: “You have to swallow your pride”

The Minnesota state legislator who spent a week living on the minimum wage met that week with three Minnesotans for whom the minimum-wage challenge is an everyday reality.

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On minimum wage, it's peanut butter OR jelly

Minnesota is one of several states that aren't waiting for the dysfunctional U.S. Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, now $7.25 hourly.

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Fast food wages equal “junk food money”

"Seven dollars and forty cents is junk food money - you have to fight for what is right."

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Ohio Republicans back off on “right-to-work” after big protests

On May 1 (May Day), right-wing Republicans introduced in the state legislature three versions of anti-labor "right-to work" legislation.

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Job-related deaths average 150 per day, report says

In 1970, Congress enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising workers in this country the right to a safe job. Since that time, workplace safety has improved.