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Consumers league: Plight of restaurant workers makes dining out unappetizing

Restaurant servers don't receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour - they get only $2.13, the federal "tipped minimum wage." That wage has been the same for 21 years.

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Immigrants, lawmakers seek probe of Border Patrol

Alarmed by reports of profiling at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents, immigrant advocate groups and 11 members of Congress have asked the GAO to audit Border Patrol practices.

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OSHA's Barab walks fine line on firms' 'voluntary protection'

House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.

 

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Some Republican anti-labor moves derailed, the fight goes on

Three narrow votes in a key Senate committee and some crafty maneuvering by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., derailed anti-labor schemes that right-wing Republican senators hatched and floated in mid-June.

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AFGE: new poultry inspection rules endanger public's health

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents all federal poultry inspectors, is telling the Obama administration to reject planned new poultry inspection rules.

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Latina moms in Chicago: “We’re done crying!”

Except for one grandmother, the rest of the 20 or so women who patrol the streets around Davis Elementary School here every weekday are in their 20s and 30s.

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On Workers Memorial Day, a life and death struggle

Every worker who has ever died on the job in America will be remembered nationwide April 28 on Workers Memorial Day while OSHA continues its 42-year battle to end death and injury at the modern American workplace.

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Dairy factory linked to animal torture

Adirondack Farms, a dairy factory in New York, has been responsible for severe animal abuse investigators learned. While they tout their products as fresh and wholesome, the practices that go on behind the scenes are anything but.

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Tenants' struggles heat up at the Chelsea hotel

These days there is a noticeable fine dust permeating the air throughout this historic landmark hotel. One tenant walked into his bathroom to find that the ceiling had collapsed.

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