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Labor takes a look behind kitchen door

The second-largest private sector industry in America has a big problem: its workers are paid unlivable wages, and typically cannot eat the very food they are putting on customers' tables.

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OUR Walmart shows strength in nation's heartland

Growth of OUR Walmart in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan has been greater than all other states combined.

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Across nation, Walmart workers protest illegal firings

Across the nation, Walmart workers struck again, and rallied with union and community supporters in some 15 cities.

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Immigration reform lifts up all workers, says civil rights leader

WASHINGTON - A top civil rights leader has restated the value of comprehensive immigration reform to all U.S. workers, documented and undocumented.

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D.C. fast food workers strike, wage complaints reach White House

WASHINGTON - Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has taken the plight of the nation's low-paid fast food workers - specifically those who toil in eateries in federal buildings - straight to the top of the nation's political pyramid - President Obama himself.

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Walmart sues activist for standing up for exploited workers

The world's largest and most oppressive corporation in the world, Walmart has sued a retired union activist for standing up for the victims of Walmart, some of the most oppressed workers in the world.

New York public housing residents protest increased fees

Matthew Hendricks, a resident of the Lower East Side's Smith Houses, described NYCHA subcontractors as "incompetent" and typical of "indifference to residents of public housing."

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Obama's Commerce nominee assailed as "anti-worker business mogul"

You won't hear praise for Commerce Secretary nominee Penny Pritzker from a Hyatt Hotel worker or Chicago Public Schools teacher.  Or from the progressive website CREDO Action, which describes Pritzker as an "anti-worker business mogul."

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"Immigration Myths vs. Facts" available for download

Download your copy of "Immigration Myths vs. Facts" and share with friends the fight for immigrant rights and justice for all.

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North Carolina "Historic Thousands" march for economic justice

Thousands poured out in for the Historic Thousands of Jones Street rally with the theme "Forward Together, Not One Step Back."

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