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Panelists at wage summit propose practical steps to raise wages

A panel of workers, a Laborer-turned-big-city mayor, a small business owner and others proposed practical moves for taking labor's "Raise The Wages," campaign nationwide.

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Raising wages agenda rolled out at AFL-CIO summit

The nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO, rolled out here today its first- ever Raising Wages agenda.

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Even with master’s degree, wages are dismal

Many of the people gathering in Washington this morning at the first-ever AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages didn't have an easy time getting here.

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Top labor board official files charges against McDonald's

McDonald's is one of the nation's largest low-wage employers, and its workers have been in the vanguard of the national movement for decent wages.

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Study confirms what Minnesota low-wage workers know: life is tough

The report was done by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and announced by Working America, an organization of some 3 million workers, including 300,000 in Minnesota.

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Justices give biz 9-0 win over workers in security screenings case

For Amazon.com workers, the ruling means spending 25 minutes in line every day, unpaid, while waiting for a mandatory security check.

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Support builds for Delta baggage handler fired for speaking out

Delta Airlines' decision to fire a veteran baggage handler for speaking out in support of low-wage workers has elicited widespread criticism.

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Black Friday at Walmart: Poverty wages keep prices low

As Black Friday marked the start of this year's shopping season, unionists reflected on what they would get workers this year if they could get them anything in the world.

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Fast food workers walk off the job in 190 cities

Fast food workers walked off the job from one end of the country to the other today, with police arresting hundreds of workers engaging in civil disobedience.

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California low wage workers on the move

Some 200 workers, labor and community supporters gathered in the heart of the largely Latino Fruitvale neighborhood Dec. 4.

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