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Seattle City Council panel OKs $15 an hour minimum wage

An ordinance that gradually increases the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour was approved Thursday by a City Council committee, setting up a full council vote next week.

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Missouri Republicans fail to achieve much of their agenda

"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."

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House GOP rams through latest devastating Ryan budget

The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.

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Senate Republicans block equal pay bill

GOP senators today killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a mini-version of which President Obama ordered into existence yesterday for employees of federal contractors. 

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Obama budget funds job creation, ups minimum wage

Obama's proposed budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 would increase spending for innovative manufacturing and infrastructure improvements and raise the federal minimum wage.

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GOP-run Missouri House moving fast on anti-worker agenda

Unionists mobilized against anti-worker schemes, delivering more than 6,850 handwritten and individual letters to state House Speaker Tim Jones demanding he reject so-called Right to Work legislation.

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Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

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Thousands in Seattle march on MLK Day for $15 wage

More than 5,000 protesters marched through downtown Seattle on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day chanting, "Raise the minimum wage now!"

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Growing economic divide fuels ire toward Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters in San Francisco and West Oakland neighborhoods spotlighted the growing poverty and evictions in the area by targeting the private bus services provided by Silicon Valley tech companies to transport their employees to and from work.

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Nation rallies behind Walmart workers

The nation rallied behind Walmart workers Nov. 29, turning the traditional Black Friday shopping day into mass protests at 1,500 locations across the country.

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