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At GOP fundraiser, protesters warn "Rauner and Christie - bad for Illinois, bad for USA"

Chris Christie brought checks to the fundraiser totaling $4 million, demonstrators shouted, "Illinois is not for sale."

 

 

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U.S. ranks with Haiti, Iran and Mexico on workers rights

"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."

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Mothers Day flowers nice but equal pay better

A total of 4.7 million moms and their families would see an increase in wages. That's one fifth of all working moms and their families who would benefit.

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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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Minimum wage hike drive moves into high gear

The labor-backed campaign to raise the minimum wage resumed as the "Raise The Wage" bus headed for more states, while Maryland became the second state to enact a multi-year hike of the wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Senate battle on minimum wage hike to erupt after Easter

That announcement by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, brought cheers from a jammed Capitol rally after the labor-backed "Raise The Wage" bus ended its 11-state tour by halting at the foot of Capitol Hill.

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Kentuckians blast McConnell for opposing minimum wage hike

"Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has voted against every minimum wage increase since he's been in the U.S. Senate, but he's voted for his own raise and now he's worth $25 million."

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"America Needs A Raise" bus rolls into Maine

A Center for American Progress report found that raising the minimum wage will not only benefit workers and the local economy, but also will reduce taxpayer costs.

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Nationwide spring bus tours to culminate in marches on Washington

The campaigns, for legalizing undocumented people and for raising the minimum wage, show labor's determination to get out in the streets and make unionists' voices heard.

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Union leaders hail Obama order raising minimum wage for contract workers

They urged other politicians, notably lawmakers in Congress, to follow his lead and raise the national minimum wage.

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