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Thousands of Georgia inmates stage peaceful strike

Thousands of inmates in at least seven prisons across the state of Georgia staged a one-day peaceful protest in the form of a strike for their human rights, Dec. 9. The action is aimed at the Georgia Department of Corrections and is being called the biggest prisoner strike in recent U.S. history.

Republicans kill Paycheck Fairness

Advocates for women's equality denounced yesterday's unanimous Republican vote to kill a bill that would have strengthened enforcement of women's right to equal pay.

Congress urged to pass paycheck fairness, equality bills

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights released a list of six priority bills Congress should enact before recessing for Thanksgiving.

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JEERS to greedy financiers, CHEERS to candy

Cheers for workers defending the little candy company that makes those hearts, and jeers for the venture capitalists putting on the squeeze.

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Judge rules for L.A. Clean Trucks Program

In a major step forward for better air quality around the nation's ports, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled Aug. 26 that the Port of Los Angeles is within its rights to implement a Clean Trucks Program.

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Down at the docks, cleaner air may be coming

The docks near you might be getting a breath of fresh air soon, with a crucial piece of environmental legislation introduced into Congress last week.

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Obama admin presses Senate to help end gender wage gap

The Obama administration is urging the Senate to end wage discrimination against women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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Panel: Family policy caught in political partisanship

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Policies on whether, and how, to aid the nation's families have gotten caught in the poisonous political partisanship permeating the country, said speakers at a panel on the future of families.

Cheers for our side!

Cheers and jeers: Frogs and workers? Texas turning blue? Republicans going Green? Obama a Communist? and more.

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Oil spill workers report illness, possible long term effects

Cleanup workers are getting sick and health professionals are warning about the long term effects on everyone, including the general population.

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