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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The proposed legislation, which will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
How Bernie Can Provide a Better Version of the Hope and Change Presidency of Barack Obama
Is Sanders the Obama 2.0 that Democrats have been looking for? After tearing his way through Nevada, Bernie pivots to Super Tuesday with his eye on the White House. Here are the top five mistakes of his predecessor he must avoid in order to finally win universal health-care and a permanent...
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A daycare center employee pushes a KinderVan filled with preschool children on an outing along the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images) News
Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Releases Plan for Guaranteed 'Child Care and Pre-K for All'
"We know that the first four years of a child's life are the most important years of human development, so it is unconscionable that in the wealthiest country in the world, we do not properly invest in early childhood education."
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'Blue-Collar Boom' Is a Bust
Trump's claims of a reinvigorated economy are mostly bogus.
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'A Travesty and a Disgrace': Trump Quietly Issues Memo That Could Abolish Union Rights for 750,000 Federal Workers
"This administration will not stop until it takes away all workers' rights to form and join a union."
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'How Can We Stop the Workers Who Want Higher Wages?' Sanders Mocks 'Nervous' Establishment on Eve of Nevada Caucus
"I've got news for the Republican establishment. I've got news for the Democratic establishment. They can't stop us."
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Human beings aren’t robots. We can’t just sit at our desks and work. We have all these pointless meetings, frivolous emails and phone calls, co-worker discussions, disruptions and distractions. (Photo: Flickr/Whitter Wang) Views
Don't Extend Kids' School Day; Shorten Parents' Work Week
The idea of a 32-hour workweek (instead of the traditional 40) is gaining support. After all, much of our time on the job is wasted.
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'No Tolerance': Union Urges DCCC to Cut Off Support to Dems Who Voted Against Pro-Labor Bill
"They must be denied the support of the Democratic Party for refusing to stand with working Americans."
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New Report Blames Corporate Tax Cuts, Attacks on Unions for Persistent Inequality and Slow Wage Growth Among Low Earners in US
"These alarming trends are a direct result of a series of policy decisions that have reduced the economic power of most workers to achieve faster wage growth."
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I want to live in a country where talented people from poor families can still go to college. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Trump Wants to Cancel Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants
A broken promise to teachers and nonprofit workers.
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"Huge Win" for Tech Workers' Rights as Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize
"To all tech and creative workers looking to fight for your rights, this is only just the beginning!"
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