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Embattled New Orleans unions fight to rack up Clinton votes

This year, unions and their allies here are adding to their list of battles a push to rack up the largest possible vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

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Unions push Congress to curb banks, restore Glass-Steagall

Unions and progressive groups are circulating a petition to congressional leaders.

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Meet Gillary: She’s 18 and already changing the world

Gillary is starting college, and plans to study biology. "I'm going to do health related research, so I can find cures for diseases that affect animals."

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Economist: Guaranteed living-wage jobs best way to address inequality

Noted African-American economics professor Darrick Hamilton is proposing federally-guaranteed jobs, at living wages, for everyone.

 

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Chicago alderman Rosa, community, activists denounce ICE raids on day laborers

Government agents raided a neighborhood location where immigrant workers gather, forcing a group of laborers to submit to searches.

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Massachusetts passes most comprehensive state equal pay law

The law bars employers from demanding past salary figures from job applicants; it also provides a more comprehensive definition of comparable work.

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“How can we get 64 million low-wage workers to the polls?”

Poverty-income workers and their allies gathered to strategize on how to mobilize the 64 million workers who earn less than $15 an hour to go to the polls.

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Democratic Party Labor Council: Unite, fight for voters’ rights

"We must see ourselves and our unions as the labor component of a much bigger progressive coalition."

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Labor leader: DNC adopts most pro-worker platform since FDR

"Anyone who wants our support must bring forth a bold commitment to a pro-worker agenda," Richard Trumka said. "Hillary Clinton answered the call."

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Video: John Legend and AFL-CIO team up to reform prison system

#FREEAMERICA is a multi-year culture campaign initiated by Legend to change the national conversation about our country's misguided policies.

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