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Women's rights group hails and right wing slams new overtime rule

The Economic Policy Institute estimates 12.5 million workers will be newly eligible for overtime pay or see their existing rights strengthened, including 6.4 million women.

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Hartford's "Fighting for Our Future" rally inspires struggle

Big changes require big struggles, and "May Day 2016 -- Fighting for Our Future" set a powerful and inspiring framework for the labor battles and elections this year.

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Report: Fatal crash wouldn’t have happened with proper backup

Unions and workers have been campaigning for years to keep 2-person crews on all freight and passenger trains, citing safety reasons.

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Florida activists confront the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency

In the Sunshine State, left activists faced up to their options in the 2016 elections.

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Activists begin hunger strike, call for halt to detention of transgender immigrants

A group of activists is on hunger strike, calling for an end to all ICE detention on behalf of transgender undocumented immigrants.

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Climate activists converge in Midwest on global day of action

The event, one of hundreds held across the world, was held in Whiting, within sight of a BP oil refinery where workers struck over safety concerns last year.

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Admitting defeat, Oklahoma Republicans to request Obamacare Medicaid money

With an economy in crisis, Governor Mary Fallin and Sooner State Republicans are engaged in a dramatic about-face on Obamacare and Medicaid expansion.

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This week in LGBTQ history: Supreme Court decides on Colorado’s Amendment 2

Twenty years ago, on May 20, 1996, a landmark victory was won at the United States Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans.

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NYU forum explores role of communists in Civil Rights Movement

A public forum was held to uncover the buried history of communists' role in the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s

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We asked a Muslim: Women’s rights in Islam

"Ask a Muslim" is a monthly series, that is free and open to the public, that addresses the public's questions surrounding Islam today.

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