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Census Bureau: Poverty rate unchanged, health care coverage improves, income drops

AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.

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Paterson protestors fight the problem of poverty

On Sept. 2, the 21st annual Labor Day Parade took place in Paterson, New Jersey, a former factory town that has been, for decades, plagued with crime, poverty, and substance abuse.

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New report: America’s workers living on the brink

Even worse than that, 37 percent say they sometimes need to rely on the next payday to make ends meet.

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Plan to help minority males unveiled

A state Assembly committee has put together a comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by these young people.

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Memphis: Project Homeless event draws 1,200

Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, and part of the city and county plans to end homelessness, the event brought together over 825 volunteers and 1,200 people seeking services.

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Black and Latino seniors face double poverty rates

A new report says that 19.4% of Black seniors  and 19%t of Latino seniors have incomes below the federal poverty line, compared to 9.4%  for the senior population as a whole.

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Jobless benefits and payroll tax cut in danger, SEIU warns

Republican lawmakers are plotting to allow extra federal jobless benefits and the "temporary" payroll tax cut for 160 million workers to lapse.

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Group pushes misinformation about payday loan initiative

"Missourians for Equal Credit Opportunity" opposes the ballot initiative so much that it is spreading misinformation in an attempt to intimidate supporters.

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GOP killing payroll tax compromise and jobless benefits

A temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefits passed by a wide margin in the Senate, but now it is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House Monday night.

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Tenants get together and fight slumlord

Doyle Gardens sounds like it might be a pleasant apartment complex, where residents stroll down walkways between flowerbeds surrounded by greenery. Its name is a lie.

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