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Plans to make Black Friday biggest worker mobilization ever

Walmart workers, the nation's labor leaders, and community leaders from all across the U.S. announced plans to turn the busiest holiday shopping day of the year into one of the largest mobilizations of workers in U.S. history.

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Dem lawmakers: Slow down on Pacific trade bill

The lawmakers said the two pacts, especially the TPP, cover far more than trade.

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"Let us work," say government workers

It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.

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Obamacare exchanges open: Facts, myths and tips

Misinformation about the Affordable Care Act  continues to flood every possible means of human communication, filling people's heads with lies and nonsense. (There are NO "death panels"!)

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House Republicans quit bipartisan immigration group

A blow was dealt against a possible bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives when two more Republican members withdrew. However, immigrant rights activists vow that they will not be deterred.

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Stand up for Cincinnati

What do you call a proposal that breaks promises to city workers, destroys their family's hard-earned retirement security, lowers the city's tax base and harms our fragile economy?

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Thousands shut down Chicago streets at ALEC meeting

The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.

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Unemployment dips, but new jobs likely pay low wages

The U.S. unemployment rate in July was 7.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down 0.1 percent from the month before. A separate survey reported businesses claimed to create a net of 162,000 new jobs last month.

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Residents say poverty wages will not resurrect Detroit

Only blocks from city hall, a Friday afternoon picket line at the Crowne Plaza Hotel symbolizes the fight taking place in this city.

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Senate rules compromise avoids "nuclear" option

This comes after years of pressure by labor, financial reform, environmental and other progressive groups to allow up-or-down votes on executive nominees so the peoples business can finally get done.

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