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Sen Elizabeth Warren Has Some Fighting Words

Sen Elizabeth Warren Has Some Fighting Words
Senator Elizabeth Warren recently laid out 11 core progressive values in a powerful speech at Netroots Nations. Watch the video on the flip, in which the senator explains how these principles are fundamentally American — and something we should be fighting to support.
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UAW Backs TN Autoworkers Despite Union-Busting Gov, Senator

UAW Backs TN Autoworkers Despite Union-Busting Gov, Senator
Despite losing a close vote to unionize in an election marred by the Tennessee government's union-busting tactics, the United Auto Workers will come to Chattanooga anyway. Workers at the new plant will be represented by the Union and will work closely with Volkswagen as part of a 'works council.'
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Los Angeles Workers Flood Streets Protesting Predatory Bank Fees, Rising Share of Health Care Costs

Los Angeles Workers Flood Streets Protesting Predatory Bank Fees, Rising Share of Health Care Costs
With their contracts expiring at midnight, city workers in Los Angeles flooded the streets around city hall in protest on Tuesday. They oppose predatory fees the city pays to Wall Street banks and believe that money should be redirected to improve city services.
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Many MN, MD, VT Home Care Workers Appear Undeterred by Harris v. Quinn

Many MN, MD, VT Home Care Workers Appear Undeterred by Harris v. Quinn
Home care workers in Minnesota, Maryland and Vermont fought long and hard for representative rights. So many of them are saying "pfft!" to the Supreme Court's anti-union Harris vs. Quinn decision.
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Union Study: Memphis Slashing Employee Health Insurance While Recklessly Gifting Corporations

Union Study: Memphis Slashing Employee Health Insurance While Recklessly Gifting Corporations
The Memphis City Council’s new 2015 budget includes major changes to city employees’ health insurance, a big business win that has many public employees considering a change in profession.
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Public (Employment) Enemy #1: The Trade Deficit

Public (Employment) Enemy #1: The Trade Deficit
There is a direct correlation between the lack of well-paying jobs, the budget deficit and the US' trade deficit. Simply put, if we were to stop sending as much money and many jobs overseas, we'd reap benefits in myriad ways.
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This Kool-Aid Tastes Like Poverty: The Wane of the Southern Union

This Kool-Aid Tastes Like Poverty: The Wane of the Southern Union
Maybe the word 'union' is a little too reminiscent of the "War of Northern Aggression," but southerners antipathy to workers organizing has infected much of those states. Political campaigns and demonization by the right has been crucial in redefining what exactly is good for southern workers.
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Court Sets New Precedent: Only People, Not Corp's, Can Sponsor Ballot Measures

Court Sets New Precedent: Only People, Not Corp's, Can Sponsor Ballot Measures
The Associated Builders and Contractors – a staunchly anti-union group – has inadvertently set a new precedent. A court ruled that their end-run around a ballot measure was unconstitutional, and now it's on the books that only people – not corporations or associations – can submit those measures.
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Nixing CA Teacher Tenure Just the Beginning. Pro-Business Groups Set Sights on Nat'l Public Education

Nixing CA Teacher Tenure Just the Beginning. Pro-Business Groups Set Sights on Nat'l Public Education
A pro-business Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday that California's allowance of teacher tenure was in fact unconstitutional. This unprecedented ruling comes after fierce lobbying and lawsuits brought by the corporate-funded Students Matter (euphemism!). The group has plans to expand nationally.
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Wage Theft Was the Case that They Gave Me: Snoop Dogg Sued by Bodyguards

Wage Theft Was the Case that They Gave Me: Snoop Dogg Sued by Bodyguards
You can tack wage theft to the list of alleged crimes under Snoop Dogg's belt. Three body guards have filed a civil suit claiming the rapper owes them over $3 million in back wages and overtime.
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