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Booming Silicon Valley economy hides rising social inequality

While fueling a new source of profits for Wall Street, working families are not enjoying the benefits of California's Silicon Valley economic resurgence.

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Task force confronts at-risk pensions for 10 million workers

The 2007-08 financial crisis, spurred by Wall Street's "casino capitalism," still threatens pension plans that affect 10 million workers.

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Police again evict Occupy Oakland's tent city

Before dawn this morning, Nov. 14, police in riot gear moved in to evict Occupy Oakland campers from their tent city in a plaza in front of City Hall.

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Occupy California students fight cuts and fee hikes

Students at the University of California walk out of classes to protest budget cuts and rising tuition, and to support the New York City demonstration, Occupy Wall Street.

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Occupy Albany avoids police eviction

Daunting weather did little to dampen the protestors' collective spirit of resolve among the participants in Occupy Albany.

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Occupy El Paso launched on Monday

Occupy El Paso began an occupation of San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso on Monday, October 17, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and around the country and with marches of "indignados" across Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Teach-in promotes labor-student unity

Thousands of students, labor leaders, and community activits tuned in to the AFL-CIO’s “America Wants to Work” National Teach-In last week.

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Poverty rate rises to 15.1 percent, number of uninsured to 50 million

The Census Bureau is reporting that the number of Americans in poverty jumped to 15.1 percent in 2010, a 27-year high.

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In Connecticut the fight for jobs is on

"Connecticut workers want Congress to act on the jobs crisis with the same urgency that was brought to the manufactured political crisis over the debt ceiling."

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Congreswoman introduces emergency jobs bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., plans to introduce the Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, which will put over 2 million people to work.

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