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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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New Mexican miners commemorate "Salt of the Earth"

"Where is Anita Torrez?" growled the sheriff's deputy at the young pregnant woman sitting at a table stuffing envelopes inside the union hall's doorway.

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"America Needs A Raise" bus rolls into Maine

A Center for American Progress report found that raising the minimum wage will not only benefit workers and the local economy, but also will reduce taxpayer costs.

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Debt, climate change, immigration top student agenda

College and graduate students from across the nation met at the 45th annual "Grassroots Legislative Conference," hosted by the United States Student Association, which has strong ties with the labor movement.

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Today in women's history: Coalition of Labor Union Women founded

On March 24, 1974, the Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded by some 3,000 women trade unionists from 58 labor organizations at a meeting in Chicago.

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Illinois working families face major threat with Rauner primary win

Working families, organized labor, progressives and other democratic forces face a major threat from the right with billionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.

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Right wingers besiege Dallas

Imagine living in a city striving to win the 2016 Republican Convention, already accepted a convention for the worst anti-worker political organizers in America, and trying to privatize their entire school district.

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International Women's Day: Born in the USA

nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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House GOP ambushes NLRB, again

Using the excuse of decrying "ambush elections," the Republican right wingers who dominate the House Education and the Workforce Committee ambushed the NLRB at a March 5 hearing on the board's proposal

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"Fed up" day laborers launch anti-deportation drive

When Pilar comes home from work at night, often after toiling for 10-12 hours at the family's tortilla bakery and store, her elder daughter frequently has a question for her."Why isn't my Daddy home?"

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