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Historians: History is more than an academic exercise

"History shapes and molds our perceptions of our past, present and future; it informs and builds a narrative: it provides lessons applicable to today's reality."

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Low wage strikes and protests biggest in U.S. history

Low-wage workers in over 200 cities, backed by the nation's unions, walked off their jobs or joined protesters yesterday from one end of the nation to the other.

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Wall Street bonuses equaled double annual pay of minimum wage workers

Wall Street banks handed out $28.5 billion in bonuses to their 167,800 employees last year, up 3 percent over 2013, according to figures from the NY State Comptroller.

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Mine owner could get up to 30 years for West Virginia deaths

"When safety standards are cut, miners die. It's that simple. Let's not get to that point."

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Florida lawmaker backing raise-the-wage ballot initiative

"A full-time minimum wage worker earns only $15,080 a year, making it nearly impossible to support a family and save for the future."

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Have a heart, Wendy’s! Valentine’s Day weekend of action

Of the largest fast food corporations in the country, Wendy's alone is the only one that has refused to join the Fair Food Program.

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Labor, environmental leaders challenge Fast Track trade deals

During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.

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Working Families Party says Cuomo must deliver more

The New York Working Families Party called on the state's governor and the state legislature to enact an agenda that puts "working families first."

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Union-led democracy initiative may tackle politicization of state courts

The union-led Democracy Initiative, founded and led by the Communications Workers, will tackle politicization of state courts, a senior strategist says.

 

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Warren: Many feel the game is rigged – and they're right!

Elizabeth Warren has quickly carved out a role as an articulate spokesperson for workers, and she didn't disappoint the packed house at the summit.

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