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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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Retirement System, Prevailing Wage Threshold Under Attack in Nevada

Retirement System, Prevailing Wage Threshold Under Attack in Nevada
In Nevada, the state GOP is preparing to push a series of bills through the State Assembly that would make drastic changes to public retirement plans and prevailing wage laws.
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Is the Minimum Wage Argument the New Democratic Golden Ticket?

Is the Minimum Wage Argument the New Democratic Golden Ticket?
A minimum wage increase is enjoying broad support across the board among voters. Democrats are currently championing the cause and are in position for a major political victory if the legislation passes. Interestingly, research shows that voter turnout dramatically increases when the minimum wage is part of a ballot initiative.
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Inequality Is Much Worse Than You Think

Inequality Is Much Worse Than You Think
Inequality in America grows more extreme each day. The richest 400 Americans, for example, increased their wealth by 54 percent between 2005 and 2010, while the median middle-class family saw its wealth decline by 35 percent.
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Christie Vetoes NJ Minimum Wage Hike

Christie Vetoes NJ Minimum Wage Hike
Christie vetoed the bill that 82 percent of voters in a recent Quinnipiac poll supported.
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Despite an Expanding Labor Market, Union Membership Continues to Fall

Despite an Expanding Labor Market, Union Membership Continues to Fall
Even as the labor market expanded in 2012, union membership fell again, both in the private and public sectors a major reason American working families, despite their relatively high productivity levels, benefit significantly less from the fruits of their labor.
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Politicians Keeping Their 3% Cut to Social Security Quiet

Politicians Keeping Their 3% Cut to Social Security Quiet
Congress and the president are going to do exactly what voters elected them to do; they are going to cut Social Security by 3 percent. You don’t remember anyone running on that platform? Yeah, well, they probably forgot to mention it.
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TX Marriott Project Audited for Potential Wage Violations

TX Marriott Project Audited for Potential Wage Violations
When the City of Austin approved the construction of a new JW Marriott in the city’s downtown area it included an agreement to waive nearly $3.8 million in fees. In exchange, the project would pay prevailing wages to all its workers. After complaints from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 520, the city is looking to review the project and its developer, White Lodging.
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While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry

While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry
While politicians in Washington squabble, they ignore report after report that show how one-sided trade deals with China and others are killing off our jobs , factories, industries, and economy.
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