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The roots of economic justice

Minimum wages should provide enough income for working families to put shelter over their heads, food on their tables and clothes on their backs.

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“Put the middle class first” bus tour rolls into Connecticut

Lt. Gov. Wyman recalled that the day after the "Raise the Minimum Wage" bus tour, "we were able to raise Connecticut's minimum wage so people would not live in poverty."

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Red and green at People's Climate March

The CP USA joined with hundreds of other organizations: labor, youth, peace, justice, clergy, political organizations and international groups, in the largest climate march ever.

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Detroit Labor Day: Democracy not for sale!

"The concentration of wealth in too few hands and growing inequality is hitting hard at working families."

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Elizabeth Warren stumps for Tennant in West Virginia

Ms. Tennant is in a tight race with outgoing Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito for the seat. The race could be a decisive one in this year's national battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

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Seattle City Council panel OKs $15 an hour minimum wage

An ordinance that gradually increases the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour was approved Thursday by a City Council committee, setting up a full council vote next week.

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Missouri Republicans fail to achieve much of their agenda

"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."

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House GOP rams through latest devastating Ryan budget

The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.

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Senate Republicans block equal pay bill

GOP senators today killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a mini-version of which President Obama ordered into existence yesterday for employees of federal contractors. 

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Obama budget funds job creation, ups minimum wage

Obama's proposed budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 would increase spending for innovative manufacturing and infrastructure improvements and raise the federal minimum wage.

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