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EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.

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This week in Indigenous news: June 3-10

Great hoop dance videos, Seahawks' Sherman, food before 1492, Coquille tribe regains lands, truth and reconciliation in Canada

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This day in history: The Great American Meatout

The day promotes a meat-free diet to improve health, protect the environment, and save animals.

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Fast food workers to stage nationwide strike Thursday

During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.

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Coalition demands Senate keep country-of-origin label law

"COOL has been embraced by consumers who want to know where their food comes from and by family farmers who are proud to provide that information."

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Burger King’s new Whopper puts the bite on U.S. taxpayers

Next time you consider chomping into a Burger King Whopper, you might think about the bite this fast food giant is trying to take out of the American taxpayer.

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Fast food workers plan civil disobedience as employers “freak out” over NLRB ruling

The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of  fast food workers.

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Fight for $15: CPUSA Convention highlights fight for a living wage

At the Peoples World panel on June 13 called "Working for a Living: New Challenges," workers who have been part of the Fight for 15 campaign to raise fast food wages made their voices heard.

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Labor group defends workers at military bases against right wing attacks

The pay hike would start Jan. 1 under new contracts that fast food firms would sign with the military PXs, where military personnel and families buy food and goods at reduced rates.

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St. Louis hearing spotlights government subsidies of fast food giants

ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers'  Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.

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