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Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.


State of Florida itself at stake on November 4

Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.


Community-labor coalition cheers minimum wage ordinance in San Diego

But even as the San Diego Labor Council hailed the new measure, it warned about an underhanded petition to undermine it.


Cuba Caravanistas welcomed in Dallas

Participants explained why they are going: "To deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in Cuba as a direct challenge to the U.S. government's cruel and immoral economic blockade."


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."


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.


Virginia lawmaker uses "tar baby" slur to attack Obamacare

Southside Virginia has been in the news because of a catastrophic coal ash spill into the Dan River, and now, racist comments by a legislator comparing Obamacare to tar babies.


"Truthful Tuesday": Moral Monday movement spreads to South Carolina

"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.


My patients suffer because GOP rejects Medicaid expansion

While it is common knowledge that Missouri did not participate in Medicaid expansion in 2013, it is less widely known how this decision impacts thousands of poor and working class Missourians.


Private contractors rip off Medicaid

In yet another attempt to derail implementation of Obamacare, House Republicans questioned representatives of IT companies about the failure of healthcare.gov.

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