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Massey exec cops a plea in mine explosion that killed 29

A high-ranking official at Massey Energy Co, will plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to violate federal mine safety and health standards as part of a plea bargain.

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NLRB to probe overly broad employee handbooks

The NLRB's top lawyer is turning his attention to overly broad "employee handbooks" that curb or violate workers' rights.

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Community protests grocery chain's cooperation with ICE

Protesters also urged customers to join a boycott of all Mi Pueblo stores to protest the company's announcement that it was cooperating with the government's online E-Verify program.

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Florida magnate threatens firings if Obama wins

Shades of 1896: A Florida-based time-share magnate is threatening to fire workers if a Democratic Party's presidential nominee wins the November election.

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Disney disgrace: Scandal rocks efforts to block paid sick time

The newly minted campaign comes in the wake of disclosures that the county had deleted text messages sent and received during a lengthy meeting on earned sick time.

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Outsourced Bain workers in standoff with trucks

Outsourced Bain workers began a standoff with trucks sent in to remove equipment from their plant. Residents of the town began arriving this afternoon to join workers who were blocking the loading dock.

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Watchdog group says debate should address High Court nominations

With the  presidential debates coming up, the Alliance for Justice is insisting that debate moderators press the candidates to discuss the types of nominees they would propose for the High Court.

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Big business and GOP block Florida sick-time ballot measure

Progressive forces have had the prospect of paid sick time, an advance for low-wage workers, snatched from them, at least temporarily, by big business forces and their allies .

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Parents and students back Chicago teachers

Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.

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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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