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Illinois residents suffering from Rauner’s budget standoff

The budget standoff between right-wing Gov. Rauner and the pro-worker Democratic-run state legislature continues with no sign of an end.


Brooklyn reps rebuff AIPAC, back Iran deal

Four key congresspeople, three African American and one Latina, representing large concentrations of Jewish voters, came out in support of the Iran deal.


Iran deal popular with constituents of undecided representatives

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that voters want their elected officials to vote to move it forward.


Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.


Fight over Dyett High reaches tense new stage

CPS has announced a plan for Dyett, but not the one fought for by the hunger striking community members.


Ruling on labor practices shows importance of appeals courts to workers

While the U.S. Supreme Court's worker rulings apply nationwide, they rejects most cases brought to them; that leaves worker rights in the hands of the appeals court judges.


Indigenous News: Cree woman wins beauty pageant, challenges Harper

Canadian Ashley Burnham of the Cree Nation set the political sphere ablaze when she called on Indigenous people to vote out Prime Minister Harper.


EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.


EPI becoming major voice in national discourse on economy

Larry Rubin of People's World interviewed Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, the premier think tank focusing on the economic condition of low- and middle-income American families.


Landmark settlement ends long-term solitary confinement in Calif. prisons

Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.

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