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South Dakota Republicans propose decrease in minimum wage

In November, South Dakotans voted 55 percent to 45 percent to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour.

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Obama rolls out budget plan he says will protect workers

President Obama says his proposal for the year starting October 1 would, if enacted, enhance retirement security and improve worker protections for millions of people.

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Social Security advocate says bigger cost-of-living raises needed

Nancy Altman told lawmakers that instead of considering how to cut the cost of living adjustments, Social Security should adopt an alternative inflation measure.

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Minimum wage workers press Senate for hike

WASHINGTON - For seven years, Carolle Fleurio has been a cook at a family restaurant in Stockbridge, Ga., and even though she enjoys the job, she told a Senate panel here, it's tough to raise a family on $8 an hour.

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Union leader says politics behind attack on public workers

Attacks have no basis in financial fact, President Harold Schaitberger says. They're part of a larger Wall Street scheme to get its hands on workers' pension money nationwide, he believes.

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Congressional progressives: “Chained CPI” throws seniors off the cliff

Members of the Progressive Caucus in Congress are calling on colleagues to oppose what they say is nothing more than a dangerous back-door attempt to cut Social Security.