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Unions Gaining Members? In TEXAS?! Yup.

Unions Gaining Members? In TEXAS?! Yup.
Freight drivers in Texas voted to unionize. The workers at Con-Way in Laredo drive for the busiest inland port in the US, with over 7,000 trucks crossing the border each day.
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Top 10? Try Bottom of the Barrel. States Ranked by Infrastructure Woes

Top 10? Try Bottom of the Barrel. States Ranked by Infrastructure Woes
File this under "Shooting Yourself in the Foot." The states with the worst infrastructure woes are the very same ones with representatives trying to make it even worse. Republicans are refusing to budge, and their intransigence is allowing the Highway Trust Fund to run alarmingly low.
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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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First Seattle, Now San Fran: $15 Minimum Wage Catches On

First Seattle, Now San Fran: $15 Minimum Wage Catches On
San Francisco is looking to join the $15/hr minimum wage bandwagon. After Seattle passed a living wage referendum, Mayor Ed Lee has decided to push for the increase, being the second in what we can hope to be waves of cities finally giving workers a better chance to succeed.
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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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WI Judge: Campaigns Aren't Corrupt Enough, Let's Have Shady Groups Deal with Candidates Directly

WI Judge: Campaigns Aren't Corrupt Enough, Let's Have Shady Groups Deal with Candidates Directly
A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that constraints on coordination between soft money groups and candidates was unconstitutional, basically blowing the lid off of any spending caps and solidifying the burgeoning plutocracy so replacing the US' former, less corrupt, version of democracy.
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STUDY: 63,000 'Structurally Compromised' American Bridges

STUDY: 63,000 'Structurally Compromised' American Bridges
The American Road and Transportation Builders Association reviewed data regarding US infrastructure, and the results do not look good. Over 63,000 bridges are structurally compromised, many on heavily traveled highways. Yet, Congress is looking to make even more cuts.
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With FBI Investigating GOP Incumbent, Dem Jason Carter Surges in Georgia Gov Polls, Fundraising

With FBI Investigating GOP Incumbent, Dem Jason Carter Surges in Georgia Gov Polls, Fundraising
Ex-President Jimmy Carter's grandson, Jason Carter, has had an unexpected surge in Georgia's gubernatorial race. With his Republican counterpart, Governor Nathan Deal, mired in an ethics scandal, Carter's chances are looking better than ever in the conservative deep south state.
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Though Nearly 10K Stranded Daily, Local Residents Support Striking VT Bus Drivers

Though Nearly 10K Stranded Daily, Local Residents Support Striking VT Bus Drivers
Striking Vermont bus drivers have garnered the support of their community in Chittendon County. The drivers have faced the brunt of cutbacks, being forced to work inordinately long shifts without overtime or extra pay. Management wants business-friendly arbitrators to intervene, but the drivers are holding the line fast.
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