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You Won’t Believe What a RI Radio Host Said About Women Union Members

You Won’t Believe What a RI Radio Host Said About Women Union Members
What would you do if someone called you a whore? What if that person was referring to your co-worker, your wife, your sister or even your daughter?
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Movement Toward Universal Paid Family Leave Gains Strength

Movement Toward Universal Paid Family Leave Gains Strength
The Family and Medical Leave Act helps protect families from making the choice between their families or their jobs in times of crisis, but still does not mandate paid sick leave when a person takes time off due to illness. The movement toward universal paid family leave is gaining strength, however, and would alleviate many of the burdens a critical illness can cause.
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'The System Is Rigged' and 11 Other Great Quotes from Elizabeth Warren

'The System Is Rigged' and 11 Other Great Quotes from Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will be one of the keynote speakers at the AFL-CIO 2013 National Convention in Los Angeles from Sept. 8–11. Here are 12 key quotes from her that show why she is a champion of the 99%.
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Republicans Next Target? Overtime Pay and the 40-hour Work Week

Republicans Next Target? Overtime Pay and the 40-hour Work Week
Republicans in Congress have renewed their decades-old attack on the 40-hour work week. Once again, they are pushing so-called “comp time” legislation that would allow employers to stop giving workers any extra pay for overtime work.
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Costco CEO Supports Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 Per Hour

Costco CEO Supports Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 Per Hour
Costco CEO Craig Jelinek has joined the push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by saying he supports the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would not only raise the current wage from $7.25, but would index the wage to inflation and raise wages for tipped employees, too.
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Across the Nation, Working Families Say Stop Sequestration

Across the Nation, Working Families Say Stop Sequestration
Detroit’s below freezing temperatures and gray winter skies didn’t deter a group of union and community activists from gathering downtown in front a Chase Bank to build support to ensure that corporate special interests like Chase pay their fair share in taxes.
The morning action was just one of more than 100 events in a national day of action urging Congress to avert the $85 billion in arbitrary, across-the-board sequestration cuts in everything from mental health servic
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Rich Are Getting Richer and It’s Hurting Social Security’s Finances

Rich Are Getting Richer and It’s Hurting Social Security’s Finances
The unprecedented upward distribution of income to the already rich over the past three decades has caused a conundrum for Social Security’s finances.
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Workers Soundly Reject Social Security Benefit Cuts

Workers Soundly Reject Social Security Benefit Cuts
A new poll from the National Academy of Social Insurance shows a large majority, 64 percent, think the cost-of-living adjustment should be increased to better protect seniors and other beneficiaries from inflation and rising prices of food, utilities and other necessities.
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Oh Great, More CEOs Telling Us We Need to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Oh Great, More CEOs Telling Us We Need to Cut Social Security and Medicare
Someone needs to tell these CEOs 8.9 percent of American seniors already live in poverty, while 5.4 percent are on the edge. The average Social Security recipient collects $1,164 per month.
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Air Line Pilots Union Asks Congress to Pass Uniform Fatigue Rules

Air Line Pilots Union Asks Congress to Pass Uniform Fatigue Rules
If passed, this act would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to apply the FAA’s fatigue rules to all-cargo operations, just as the regulations currently apply to passenger flights.
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