November

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Advocacy group warning seasonal workers: don't fall victim to wage theft

This holiday season, the National Consumers League is issuing a reminder to part-time and seasonal workers of their rights and protections under federal labor laws and warning them about the prevalence of abuses in the workplace.

Routine teen-aged HIV test proposed by doctors

The Center for Disease Control has called for universal testing of all patients between the ages of 16 and 64. However, the U.S. Public Health Service has not endorsed the proposal.

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FDA says it's OK to turn bad food into sellable stuff

Turning tainted or even contaminated food into "edible" and profitable stuff is so common in the United States that virtually all producers do it.

International solidarity ends in win for New York paper mill workers

A pair of international union allies helped Paperworkers at the Huhtamaki Packaging Plant in Fulton, N.Y., defeat a terrible company health insurance scheme.

U.S. last in unionization among developed countries

The U.S. is dead last among 21 top developed nations in both unionization rates and union coverage of the workforce  and it's not because of globalization or high technology.

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Connecticut protests demand jobs for infrastructure repair

A closed youth center in New Haven and a highway entrance in Hartford were the sites of lively rallies Nov. 17.

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Bridge rally puts focus on jobs, infrastructure

Principal organizers were SEIU, MoveOn and Occupy Baltimore. Speakers included health care workers, unemployed workers, teachers and community activists.

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Thousands rally against Alabama's immigration law

In a united effort to repeal Alabama's anti-immigrant law, Black, white and Latino members of Congress, faith, labor, community and civil rights leaders kicked off a state and national campaign Nov. 21 in Birmingham.

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Occupy movement takes up new challenges

The Oakland occupy movement is stepping up activities focused on national and local demands despite police evictions of its downtown tent encampments.

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Occupy Congress to feature tent city of the unemployed in D.C.

Starting Dec. 6, lawmakers in Washington will have to confront, face to face, the people left jobless by the Great Recession.

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