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Obama's 'Rising American Electorate' Hardest Hit By the Economy

Obama's 'Rising American Electorate' Hardest Hit By the Economy
The rising American electorate is sinking together in this economy. The faltering jobless recovery isn’t working for most working families. Over 20 million are still in need of full-time work. Wages and family income are falling.
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Attention Big Mac Customers: NYC Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights

Attention Big Mac Customers: NYC Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights
Over 400 food workers at more than 50 fast food locations in New York City went on a surprise strike Thursday demanding higher wages and the ability to unionize without retaliation. Wages of $15 an hour are being sought. Workers are being assisted in their organizing by Fast Food Forward, a campaign created by New York Communities for Change. Workers’ desire to organize has been met with retaliation and even termination. In late November, New York workers staged their first strike, but now many workers who were afraid to take action at the time appear willing to join.
This is the second action of its kind by fast food workers in the city, but this effort appears to feature much larger numbers and may cause store closures.
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Don't Forget Don 'Wetbacks' Young's Offensive Anti-Immigrant Votes

Don't Forget Don 'Wetbacks' Young's Offensive Anti-Immigrant Votes
Rep. Don Young (R-AK) set off a media firestorm for his use of the offensive term “wetbacks” to describe immigrant workers. He has since apologized and said that he supports immigration reform.
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Wage War: New Charts Explain Why Americans Are So Broke

Charts provided by the website Visualizing Economics supply a visual answer to the question, "What happened to Wages?"
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NY Contractors Charged with Grand Larceny, Labor Violations and Falsifying Records

NY Contractors Charged with Grand Larceny, Labor Violations and Falsifying Records
The owners of R3 Electrical were in Manhattan criminal court on Tuesday being charged with two counts of second-degree grand larceny, two counts of state labor law violations and 20 counts each of falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing.
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Minimum Wage Workers Working 40 Hours a Week Can’t Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere

Minimum Wage Workers Working 40 Hours a Week Can’t Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere
During his State of the Union address, President Obama unexpectedly called for a hike in the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour, and Congressional Democrats are calling for an even higher hike to $10.10.
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Are We, the People Stealing from Ourselves and Blaming Others for Tax Theft?

Are We, the People Stealing from Ourselves and Blaming Others for Tax Theft?
The Speaker of the House last week said that taxing people to pay for government is theft. Let’s look at just where actual theft is occurring.
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Union Bank Study Shows 84% Confidence Rating in Small Business Climate Uptick

Union Bank Study Shows 84% Confidence Rating in Small Business Climate Uptick
The survey found that while nearly half of those surveyed feel the climate for their small business has worsened in the past two years, a growing number believe the national and state economies are heading in the right direction and the majority (84 percent) maintain confidence in the direction of their own companies.
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Workers Want Unions But Employers Thwart Organizing

Workers Want Unions But Employers Thwart Organizing
Last March, 18 bakers at a Panera Bread franchise in southwest Michigan voted to join a labor union.  Now, nearly a year later, they are still waiting for their employer, Bread of Life, to recognize their bargaining unit.
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The Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 an Hour if it Rose with Productivity Since 1968

The Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 an Hour if it Rose with Productivity Since 1968
The Center for Economic and Policy Research’s John Dewitt looked at what the minimum wage would be if it simply rose with productivity since 1968, and found that it would be almost 3 times what it is now.
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