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Iranian trade unionists jailed

Iran’s Tudeh Party announced that the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran arrested a number of leaders and key activists of the Tehran Public Bus Transportation Company Trade Union on Dec. 22-23.

34,000 N.Y. transit workers score victory

NEW YORK — Subway and bus workers here are widely seen as having scored a victory over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the first citywide transit strike in a quarter century.

White-collar blues and the vanishing American dream

After writing her book-length description of surviving on a minimum wage in “Nickel and Dimed,” Barbara Ehrenreich has now turned her attention to the plight of unemployed middle-class white collar employees in “Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream.”

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