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Fed’s Yellen hits income inequality

Even the head of the Fed now worries about the chasm of income inequality.  But Janet Yellen, in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, took it one step beyond money.

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NLRB protects Facebook time for workers

NLRB moved to protect workers' Facebook discussions about employers who shorted their state withholding taxes leaving them stuck with unanticipated bills.

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Walmart worker explains why she shut down Park Ave.

"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."

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Progressive mayors lead campaign to hike minimum wage

They also committed their cities to raise minimum wages, but said a national effort is needed.

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Fast food workers to travel to Ferguson for weekend protests

 Members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago will travel with other community groups to Ferguson, Mo., on Friday, October 11.

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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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Court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states

The Supreme Court unexpectedly and tersely turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions

 

 

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High Court to tackle cases affecting millions

It's the first Monday in October, and that means the U.S. Supreme Court comes back on the job, with cases that will affect millions of workers.

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Bruce Rauner: of, by, and for Illinois’ richest 1 percent

Bruce Rauner has made it clear he wants to be governor for the richest 1 percent of people in Illinois. He has made millions outsourcing America's jobs and firing workers.

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Six reasons why Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a disaster

One of the "Worst Candidates for Working Families in the 2014 Elections" is (surprise, surprise) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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