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Baltimore: A new generation of protestors comes into being

Langston Hughes elementary is not only an oasis for the 178 children who attend, but also serves as a venue for numerous after school and community activities.

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Young unionist at Next Up Summit takes aim at student debt

"We have a student debt amount that is more than what the government spends in a year on all its programs put together."

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Garcia's work puts fairness first, longtime supporter says

"One thing about Chuy Garcia is that he will stand for what is right and he will stand for unity, he has done it when it was not an easy thing to do."

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NLRB: Don't stick workers with tax bill on lump sum back pay

The key part of the ruling is the board's statement that orders companies to pay Social Security and compensate the workers for the extra income tax liability they facefor back pay.

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President Obama orders stronger federal equal pay rules

The president signed the order in a dramatic White House ceremony as Lilly Ledbetter stood beside him; it marked Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how long a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013.

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Labor Dept. tosses Florida scheme to curb jobless benefits

A Florida civil rights group's legal complaint has led the U.S. Labor Department to toss yet another GOP scheme to deny workers jobless benefits, by imposing a qualification test so tough that many workers can't pass it.

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New York tenants rise up to tackle housing crisis

In a packed union hall, tenants from the five boroughs vowed to tackle tough housing issues including the power of landlords, developers and big banks they say is squeezing New Yorkers.

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Senate inundated with demands to end “silent” filibuster

Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.