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If Walmart Paid Its 1.4 Million U.S. Workers A Living Wage, It Would Result In Almost No Pain For The Average Customer

A study released this week found that if the nation's largest low-wage employer, Walmart, were to pay its 1.4 million U.S. workers a living wage of at least $12 per hour and pass e...

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Looks like the GOP wants folks to work 'til they die. Right now, politicians in Washington want to make people work until they are 69 or 70 before they can retire and collect Socia...

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The Labor Movement Finally Takes A Stand

The firefighters union freezes campaign contributions to federal Democratic candidates -- it's about time BY DAVID SIROTA Download article and letter to Firefighters...

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Businessmen Going To Prison For ‘Crime of Greed’

"Two Clinton, Iowa, men were sentenced to 40 months each in federal prison Wednesday in connection with a visa fraud scam that federal authorities said brought hundreds of workers ...

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WikiLeaks Cables Describe H-1B Fraud Attempts

The cables being released by WikiLeaks are shedding some light on fraud in the H-1B visa application process in countries that don't get much attention for it -- Mexico, Libya and ...

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Another Key Republican Calls for H-1B Cap HIKE

There has been no rush by employers for H-1B visas since the recession began, but there is an increasing rhetorical push in the U.S. House to raise the visa cap. At a speci...

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CEOs Earn 343 Times More Than Typical Workers

In 2010, chief executives at some of the nation’s largest companies earned an average of $11.4 million in total pay — 343 times more than a typical American worker, according to ...

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Top "US" Corporations Outsourced More Than 2.4 Million American Jobs Over the Last Decade

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released this morning finds that 44 percent [4], a plurality, of Americans think the economy is getting worse, rather than staying the same or getti...

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Pending Sentencing Spotlights H-1B Visa Abuse in America’s Heartland

To get a fuller understanding of how deeply H-1B visa fraud has permeated this country, it’s helpful to consider the case of two men in Clinton, Iowa, who have pleaded guilty to f...

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Budgets are more than collections of numbers. They are a statement of our values. The Congressional Progressive Caucus budget is a reflection of the values and priorities of Americ...

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