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72% of 2012 NYC Construction Deaths Took Place on Non-Union Work Sites

72% of 2012 NYC Construction Deaths Took Place on Non-Union Work Sites
A new report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows that construction deaths more than tripled on NYC work sites last year with 21 workplace fatalities versus six the year before.
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Solis’ Resignation Letter: 'I Have Decided to Begin a New Future'

Solis’ Resignation Letter: 'I Have Decided to Begin a New Future'
In a letter to her colleagues, Solis wrote: "It has been more than an honor to work alongside you in fulfilling the department’s mission. Working with all of you as the nation’s 25th secretary of labor, I have come to learn that the work we do every day is indeed a labor of love."
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Broken Congress: The Filibuster is Fixable

Right now, all a Senator has to do to shut down a bill is declare a filibuster, then walk away. There’s absolutely nothing to stop partisans from filibustering almost every bill—and that’s exactly what we saw in the 112th Congress, the least productive in history.
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Common Cause: The Young Vote is Alive and Well

Poll data from this past election indicates an increase in millennial voter turnout; even as articles leading up to election day speculated that voter apathy and the “enthusiasm gap” would surely yield a lower percentage of young people turning out.
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Study: Gov. Patrick to Look at MA's Undergound Economy

The study and continued work of the state’s Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Worker Misclassification corresponds with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Miscclassification Initiative. Massachusetts is one of 13 participating states.
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Consumers to FCC: Kill 'Cold Texting'

A week before the 2012 presidential election, a marketing firm called ccAdvertising launched a political outreach campaign via text message.
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Holder Defends Voting Rights Act, Calls for Reform

Section 5 requires that states with a history of racially motivated voter suppression get approval from the Department of Justice before changing their election laws.
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Obama Weighs in on Right-to-Work Labor Dispute

Obama Weighs in on Right-to-Work Labor Dispute
All eyes are on Michigan this week. The Obama administration told labor leaders that the president will be weighing in on the right-to-work fight in his speech.
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San Diego City Council Urges Congress to Overturn Citizens United

The San Diego City Council has passed a resolution urging Congress to begin the process of amending the U.S. Constitution to overturn the controversial Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC. The resolution, introduced on December 4 by Councilmember Marti Emerald, was adopted unanimously.
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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Skewers Filibuster Abuse

Comedy Central funnyman Jon Stewart has a talent for exposing the contradictions and hypocrisies that plague Capitol Hill and, on Monday night, he took aim at what he called, “The Men Who Stall On Votes.“
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