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Ohio senatorial candidate Ted Strickland: "Future of unions is at stake"

"The wealth is not being shared by the workers who created it," he said, "We have the greatest gap in wealth since the 1920's, this has got to stop."

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Economist: Guaranteed living-wage jobs best way to address inequality

Noted African-American economics professor Darrick Hamilton is proposing federally-guaranteed jobs, at living wages, for everyone.

 

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“How can we get 64 million low-wage workers to the polls?”

Poverty-income workers and their allies gathered to strategize on how to mobilize the 64 million workers who earn less than $15 an hour to go to the polls.

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Missouri senate defeats “paycheck deception” bill

The bill would have forced workers to "opt-in" to having their dues taken out of their paychecks--a scheme that weakens unions.

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Rubio: God demands free enterprise

Rubio did not explain how his Administration would finance anything at all after cutting taxes for the rich and giving tax refunds for health insurance.

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Elizabeth Warren rolls out women's economic agenda

"Achieving pay equality for women isn't enough - we have to make sure that all workers, men and women, are earning enough to live on."

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Washington State electorate gives green light on important issues

Tacoma voters approved a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2018, a partial victory.

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MillionStudentMarch demands end to education profiteering, wage stagnation

According to the #MillionStudentMarch website, 58 percent of the $1 trillion owed in student loans are held by the poorest 23 percent of Americans.

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Bernie Sanders rallies in Northwest draw record crowds

Sanders appealed for unity, and declared that having good jobs, racial, and gender equality, health care, and higher education for all "is not utopian dreaming." 

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Low wage strikes and protests biggest in U.S. history

Low-wage workers in over 200 cities, backed by the nation's unions, walked off their jobs or joined protesters yesterday from one end of the nation to the other.

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