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Senate battle on minimum wage hike to erupt after Easter

That announcement by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, brought cheers from a jammed Capitol rally after the labor-backed "Raise The Wage" bus ended its 11-state tour by halting at the foot of Capitol Hill.

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Oklahoma TV station comes under fire for anti-immigrant slur

Members of Dream Act Oklahoma, which has been raising awareness about how undocumented workers contribute to Oklahoma, blasted KOTV for its discriminatory report

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Tragedy in the Philippines the topic tonight at PW call-in

Like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina here in the United States, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, has become much more than a weather event.

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Plans to make Black Friday biggest worker mobilization ever

Walmart workers, the nation's labor leaders, and community leaders from all across the U.S. announced plans to turn the busiest holiday shopping day of the year into one of the largest mobilizations of workers in U.S. history.

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Ohio town rallies around hungry, disabled woman charged with penny theft

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - Residents here rallied around Deirdre Romine, who was charged with theft after she was found with $2.87 in wet pennies in her pocket, scavenged to buy some food.

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AFL-CIO warns Congress on immigration: no back burner

The AFL-CIO resolves to work for passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a citizenship path.

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Thousands shut down Chicago streets at ALEC meeting

The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.

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Mass arrests at immigration protest spur coalition to remake America

In a jail cell in the nation's capital, top leaders of 40 powerful labor/progressive groups found they had plenty of time to hash out plans for essentially remaking America.

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Residents say poverty wages will not resurrect Detroit

Only blocks from city hall, a Friday afternoon picket line at the Crowne Plaza Hotel symbolizes the fight taking place in this city.

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Jailed for justice at July 8th’s Moral Monday

Over 4,000 North Carolinians came together during the first day of the workweek to protest and participate in acts of civil disobedience.

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