November

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A timely campaign: Health Care for the Holidays

There are many actions underway to win workers rights and push Congress on people's needs. Among them is the Health Care for the Holidays campaign.

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Asbestos survivors blast GOP bill

One survivor calls the legislation "one-sided, unfair and unnecessary."

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Government shutdown pushes jobless rate up

WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by tea party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation's jobless rate up that month by 0.1percent to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Cutting food assistance increases hunger

Last week the Illinois Watchdog published an article that trivialized the effects of the Nov. 1 SNAP benefit cuts, stating they were "neither a surprise nor a problem."

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Librarian: With Emanuel’s pension plan “...I got two feet in the grave”

Residents testified mainly on the impact of cuts to mental health clinics, public worker retiree health care and education.