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Interfaith coalition fights wage theft

WIN is a coalition of members of the faith and labor communities who seek justice in the workplace for metropolitan Memphis workers.

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Profile: The “Wilmar 8” made equal pay impossible to ignore

They never got what they wanted, but more than 30 years later people still remember them, and their goals and their impact still resonate.

Documents reveal Chamber of Commerce sabotage campaign

Thousands of memos show how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce led a sabotage campaign against major labor unions and progressive organizations that oppose its pro-business agenda.

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Aid to workers hurt by outsourcing to end

The federal program that has helped hundreds of thousands of workers get back on their feet after their jobs went overseas could soon disappear due to an error by Congress.

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U.S. Chamber planned dirty tricks, smears against unions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reportedly paid a law firm to initiate a campaign of political sabotage against unions and other progressive groups that have opposed its policies.

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Jobs not a concern at annual conservative gathering

Thousands of conservatives are meeting for the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual convention, but they're not talking about jobs.

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Anti-segregation march planned for Raleigh

Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."

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It's official: jobless rate in January at 9 percent

Unemployment dropped in January by .4 percent to 9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. It was the second straight .4 percent monthly decline in the official rate. That was the only good news in the report.

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Video: Pa. Progressive Summit - a good idea

After the 2010 elections it's a good bet that much of the battle for a progressive agenda shifts dramatically to state and local arenas.

Fight over Social Security is on

The 112th Congress is barely under way and a fight has already broken out - on partisan lines, of course - over Social Security and Medicare.

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