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EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.


This week in Indigenous news: June 3-10

Great hoop dance videos, Seahawks' Sherman, food before 1492, Coquille tribe regains lands, truth and reconciliation in Canada


This day in history: The Great American Meatout

The day promotes a meat-free diet to improve health, protect the environment, and save animals.


Fast food workers to stage nationwide strike Thursday

During the nationwide strike in 160 cities for higher wages and union rights, they will demand an industry-wide wage of $15 per hour.


Coalition demands Senate keep country-of-origin label law

"COOL has been embraced by consumers who want to know where their food comes from and by family farmers who are proud to provide that information."


Burger King’s new Whopper puts the bite on U.S. taxpayers

Next time you consider chomping into a Burger King Whopper, you might think about the bite this fast food giant is trying to take out of the American taxpayer.


Fast food workers plan civil disobedience as employers “freak out” over NLRB ruling

The "$15 and a union" campaign won an NLRB decision that could dramatically change the organizing landscape in favor of  fast food workers.


Fight for $15: CPUSA Convention highlights fight for a living wage

At the Peoples World panel on June 13 called "Working for a Living: New Challenges," workers who have been part of the Fight for 15 campaign to raise fast food wages made their voices heard.


Labor group defends workers at military bases against right wing attacks

The pay hike would start Jan. 1 under new contracts that fast food firms would sign with the military PXs, where military personnel and families buy food and goods at reduced rates.


St. Louis hearing spotlights government subsidies of fast food giants

ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers'  Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.

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