Opinion

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New grassroots movements show: Never count out working people

Their request is a simple one: A $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to organize a union.

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A great way to celebrate Labor Day: Raise the minimum wage!

Make no mistake:: It is a challenging era for workers and retirees in America; income inequality is at levels not seen since before the Great Depression.

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Want a better world? Get on board with the new labor movement

Deep-going social change in a progressive, left and socialist direction doesn't just "happen." It requires, first of all, real, active, and politically far-seeing social movements on the ground.

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, unique even among corporate crooks

Musk is only the most extreme example of the overcompensated corporate crook running U.S. companies on the AFL-CIO's latest Executive Paywatch list.

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Ten powerful words in 2013

From "drought" to "gap" to "Madiba" to "affluenza": a year of powerful voices and mixed messages.

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Right-wing dead serious about killing minimum wage

The political right is implementing a multi-faceted strategy it hopes will push the country back to the days when there was absolutely no social safety net at all.

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Alaska tea party candidate: a study in contradictions

Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller of Alaska has stirred up controversy recently. He is the Tea Party favorite, Palin backed, and it's no surprise that he believes everything the federal government provides is negative.