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Sens. Warren and Sanders, Rev. Barber inspire at New Populism Conference

The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism. 

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Obama urges Congress to act on job-creating infrastructure bill

President Obama says more federal spending will help avert a looming crisis that could stifle economic growth and torment commuters.

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Unemployment rate dropped because 800,000 were not counted

The proportion of the unemployed and underemployed, including those  so discouraged they stopped seeking work, is still one of every eight workers.

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Most new jobs are low wage, report shows

There are nearly two million fewer jobs in mid- and higher-wage industries than there were before the recession took hold, while there are 1.85 million more jobs in lower-wage industries.

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Revive long-term unemployment benefits now

The Senate passed a bill reviving the program for long-term jobless workers. House leaders have said they won't take up the Senate bill, and Congress is due to leave town for a two-week recess.

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Obama budget funds job creation, ups minimum wage

Obama's proposed budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 would increase spending for innovative manufacturing and infrastructure improvements and raise the federal minimum wage.

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GOP-run Missouri House moving fast on anti-worker agenda

Unionists mobilized against anti-worker schemes, delivering more than 6,850 handwritten and individual letters to state House Speaker Tim Jones demanding he reject so-called Right to Work legislation.

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Union says inner-city minorities are cheated on mass transit

The differences in commuting times for inner-city minority residents and suburban non-minorities are significant enough to affect minorities' pay and job possibilities.

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Unionists, greens start "Repair America" drive

They hope the campaign will resonate with voters concerned about low incomes, citizens worried about climate change and lawmakers who will respond to pressure on both.

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Postal workers warn public about outsourcing deal with Staples

"Outsourcing an essential public service to a for-profit corporation staffed with clerks making less than a livable wage and no accountability to the American public is completely irrational."

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