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Texas Democrats set progressive platform

Texas Democrats put fair wages, spending on education, gender equality, immigration reform, LGBT rights, anti-outsourcing, and anti-privatization at the top of their priorities

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In Harris v. Quinn, labor dodges a bullet

Unlike a lobby or interest group, a union has a duty to provide a service to every worker covered in its agreement.

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Ellison tacks wage theft ban onto defense bill

If Ellison's move survives the rest of the congressional gauntlet, it could aid tens of thousands of underpaid fast food workers at commissaries and in mini-malls on defense bases.

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Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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Fight for $15: CPUSA Convention highlights fight for a living wage

At the Peoples World panel on June 13 called "Working for a Living: New Challenges," workers who have been part of the Fight for 15 campaign to raise fast food wages made their voices heard.

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House Dems side with labor on trade pact

"Labor rights are now government-to-government in trade pacts, while corporate rights get to go over the top of governments."

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U.S. ranks with Haiti, Iran and Mexico on workers rights

"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."

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Thousands to lobby North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday to repeal rightwing laws

The Forward Together Moral Movement from across North Carolina will demand that state legislators rescind laws they say are hurting the state's most vulnerable.

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Labor group defends workers at military bases against right wing attacks

The pay hike would start Jan. 1 under new contracts that fast food firms would sign with the military PXs, where military personnel and families buy food and goods at reduced rates.

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President Obama orders stronger federal equal pay rules

The president signed the order in a dramatic White House ceremony as Lilly Ledbetter stood beside him; it marked Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how long a woman must work into 2014 to earn the same as a man did in 2013.

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