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Obama Faces Growing Rebellion Against The Secure Communities Deportation Program

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9 mentions19 hours ago 19 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Last Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) announced a significant change to the city's law enforcement policies. Going forward, Philadelphia officials would no longer acquiesce to the federal government's requests that they ...

Toledo plant workers walk out, strike, end strike all in 8 hours at Piston Automotive

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7 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
A strike at a Toledo auto parts supplier that threatened to disrupt production of the Jeep Cherokee ended Thursday about eight hours after it started. Workers at Piston Automotive on East Alexis Road walked out of the plant around 9 a.m. Thursday to

Getting Served Is No Way To Start Your Morning

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10 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
You can't fully know Wall Street until you behold it in its purest distillation. This is the gift of Morning Money.Written by a man who calls himself Morning Money Ben, née Ben White, the newsletter targets a Washington, D.C., and New York...

How Americans Die

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333 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing.

Girl gives Michelle Obama her unemployed father’s résumé

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5 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Ten-year-old Charlotte Bell said her dad has been out of work for three years.

Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install Their Own Solar Panels

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111 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result of a new bill passed by the state legislature.

Union Will Keep Fighting To Organize Volkswagen Workers

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3 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
“We’re keeping a full organizing effort going on in Chattanooga,” UAW President Bob King said.

Food service is 'most unequal sector' in the economy

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5 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
What's the most unequal industry in the United States, according to a new study? The answer probably won't surprise you.

Governor Patrick criticizes federal agents for shutting down unlicensed Boston radio station.

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8 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Governor Deval Patrick and several other politicians of color reacted swiftly Friday to the closing of TOUCH 106.1 FM, a popular unlicensed radio station that bills itself as the fabric of the black community.

Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month

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78 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns and their effect on inequality.

Chris Christie’s $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption laws (And now the intended recipient threatens to sue Pando)

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54 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Story updated 2:35pm to include responses from Chris Christie and the RNC (below). A PandoDaily investigation has discovered evidence that Gov. Chris Christie's pending deal to award a $300 million...

For Many Americans, 'Temp' Work Becomes Permanent Way of Life

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4 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
For Americans who can’t find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment, but now many fear it’s a dead-end route.With full...

The Young Man Who Peed on the Alamo Is Going to Spend 18 Months in a State Jail

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9 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
We take a bold "peeing on the Alamo is bad" stance over here, but given the way the State Jail felony system works, it's hard to argue that the punishment fits the crime.

Fast Food CEOs Make 1,000 Times More Than Their Typical Workers: Report

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5 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
David Novak, the CEO of YUM! Brands, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, took home more than $22 million last year after exercising stock options, according to proxy statements. The average full-time fast-food worker, by comparison, would have made about $...

West, Texas Fertilizer Warehouse Explosion Was Preventable, Investigators Find

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2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
(Adds details on cause of explosion, guidance, findings,background)By Erwin SebaDALLAS, April 22 (Reuters) - A deadly 2013 fertilizerwarehouse explosion in Texas that claimed at least 14 livescould have been prev...

Meet the Banking Caucus, Wall Street's secret weapon in Washington

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13 mentions15 hours ago 15 hours ago
Industry campaign cash flows to pro-bank activists in Congress, yielding big returns.

Ukraine, short on military budget, starts fundraising drive

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7 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
With the treasury empty and the military short of weaponry and other supplies, citizens open their wallets.

Drone Pilots Are Suffering From Low Morale: GAO Report

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2 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The negative attention on drone strikes appears to be taking a toll on the people who control these unmanned aircraft, with a new government report finding that Air Force drone pilots are suffering from low morale.The Government Ac...

NUHW

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The National Union of Healthcare Workers is a member-led movement for democracy, quality patient care, and a stronger voice at work. JOIN US

'Midnight Rider': Sarah Jones' Death Was Preventable, Hairstylist Says

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5 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Midnight Rider hairstylist Joyce Gilliard, who was injured by the same train that struck and killed camera assistant Sarah Jones, says she thinks the tragedy, which also left several other staffers injured, could have been prevented.

Northwestern Goes Union-Busting

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4 mentions10 hours ago 10 hours ago
Tomorrow, Northwestern football players will vote on whether or not to form a union, a right given to them by a National Labor Relations Board ruling last month. NLRB rules stipulate that no meetings can be held today, the day before the vote, to decrease the risk of ...

Meet The Real Amazon Drones

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13 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
An employee loads a truck with boxes to be shipped at the Amazon.com, Inc. distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 26, 2012. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)At least five days a week, Myron Ballard races around Washington...

Catherine Rampell: Punish wage theft as severely as robbery

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40 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Stealing workers’ wages should be a criminal offense.