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Dillon Calls Michigan's 'Right-to-Work' the 'Freedom-to-Freeload'

Articles are being written. Tweets are being sent. Press releases are going out. But you only need to watch this video of Michigan State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) on the floor yesterday to understand just how sick, twisted, anti-democratic, anti-worker, and unAmerican “Right-to-Work,” or what Dillon calls “Freedom-to-Freeload,” is.
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Undocumented Workers Found on US Capitol Grounds Construction Site

An internal report by the Inspector General of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) shows that several undocumented workers were used during recent construction on capitol grounds.
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MI Governor Tips Hat to Possible 'Right-to-Work' Vote Trading

Snyder’s remarks signal a marked departure from his previous stance. For months, the governor said such a law was not on his agenda.
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Groundbreaking Study on Domestic Workers Finds Widespread Mistreatment and Systemic Low Pay

Groundbreaking Study on Domestic Workers Finds Widespread Mistreatment and Systemic Low Pay
Domestic workers, such as caregivers and nannies, make all forms of other work possible and play an increasingly significant role in the U.S. economy. However, a new national study found, on average, domestic workers earn little more than minimum wage and few receive benefits like Social Security, health insurance or paid sick days.
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Austin Considering Hourly Wage Boost to Avoid 'Corporate Entitlement Program'

Following Travis County, Texas’ passage of an ordinance requiring any company moving to the county and receiving a tax break to pay their workers a minimum of $11, the City of Austin is weighing a similar deal. This would raise wages for construction workers in Austin who currently have a prevailing wage of $7.50 per hour and marks a possible change in Texas construction policy where workers are generally subject to incredibly low wages.
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Walmart: Discounting Lives to Maximize Profits

Walmart: Discounting Lives to Maximize Profits
With revenue of more than $447 billion a year and about a 25 percent profit, Walmart is the largest public company in income in the world. But with its “low prices” slogan comes significant risk.
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‘Fix the Debt’ CEOs Sit on Massive Retirement Funds While Pushing for Cuts

A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies shows that the CEOs who make up the “Fix the Debt” campaign sit on massive retirement funds of their own while calling for the retirement programs that working families rely on to be cut as part of a deficit-reduction package. Furthermore, those same CEOs have been shortchanging pension funds for working families at the corporations they run.
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Small Business Owners Tell Congress to Tax the Rich

The business owners and executives, members of non-partisan small business organizations, wrote Congress this month asking lawmakers to avoid cutting programs like Social Security and Medicare. In addition, they asked Congress to let expire the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich. The business groups are the American Sustainable Business Council, the Business for Shared Prosperity and the Main Street Alliance, which together include networks of more than 150,000 small businesses and 300,000 executives, owners and investors.
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Walmart on Fatal Factory Fire: 'Not Our Problem'

A clothing factory fire in Bangladesh has killed over 100 people. The factory has ties to Walmart and the retailer is doing everything in it's power to distance itself from taking any responsibility.
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T-Mobile Sending Call Center Jobs Overseas

Tell T-Mobile to stop sending its call center jobs overseas
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