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Miners’ families welcome indictment of Massey Energy CEO Blankenship

A federal grand jury indicted the former Massey Energy CEO on numerous counts of conspiracy in the Apr. 2010 underground explosion that killed 29 men.

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New York Working Families Party pulls through difficult election night

"There's no way around it, losing the Senate is a tough blow for all of us hoping to see a progressive agenda enacted."

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Teachers and parents push hard today to oust Republican governors

Art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.

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NNU leader: U.S. hospitals won’t protect workers vs. Ebola unless feds order it

The largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation's hospitals.

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Fed’s Yellen hits income inequality

Even the head of the Fed now worries about the chasm of income inequality.  But Janet Yellen, in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, took it one step beyond money.

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NLRB protects Facebook time for workers

NLRB moved to protect workers' Facebook discussions about employers who shorted their state withholding taxes leaving them stuck with unanticipated bills.

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Walmart worker explains why she shut down Park Ave.

"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."

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Progressive mayors lead campaign to hike minimum wage

They also committed their cities to raise minimum wages, but said a national effort is needed.

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Fast food workers to travel to Ferguson for weekend protests

 Members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago will travel with other community groups to Ferguson, Mo., on Friday, October 11.

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“Put the middle class first” bus tour rolls into Connecticut

Lt. Gov. Wyman recalled that the day after the "Raise the Minimum Wage" bus tour, "we were able to raise Connecticut's minimum wage so people would not live in poverty."

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