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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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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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D.C. fast food workers strike, wage complaints reach White House

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has taken the plight of the nation's low-paid fast food workers - specifically those who toil in eateries in federal buildings - straight to the top of the nation's political pyramid - President Obama himself.

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Hyatt workers win big concessions, global boycott to end

Unite Here, representing hospitality workers, has reached a deal with Hyatt Hotels, ending a four-year bitter battle involving protests, strikes, civil disobedience and a global boycott against the chain.

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GOP pushes to replace overtime with comp time

WASHINGTON (PAI)-Charging ahead with their ideological agenda, the right wing Republicans who run the House Education and the Workforce Committee voted on April 17 for one of their pet causes, replacing overtime with comp time.

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Three arrested for blocking trucks at Bain-owned plant released

Three protesters who were arrested when they refused to move out of the way of trucks leaving the Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies plant here have been released.

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Walmart warehouse workers strike for workplace safety

Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.

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Consumers league: Plight of restaurant workers makes dining out unappetizing

Restaurant servers don't receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour - they get only $2.13, the federal "tipped minimum wage." That wage has been the same for 21 years.

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Vote in solidarity with Congress Hotel strikers

While watching Romney's speech at the RNC, I couldn't help but think of the courageous members of UNITE HERE Local 1. For nine years they have been on the longest hotel strike in U.S. history.

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Demonstrations mark third year of no minimum wage hike

Workers are rallying, picketing and marching all over the country today, the day that marks three years since there has been no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

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