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Mobilizing Thousands for Labor Day Actions Across US, Sanders Touts 'Organizer-in-Chief' Model to Combat Corporate Assault on Workers
"This Labor Day, workers across America will declare that the 40-year war against workers waged by corporate America and the billionaire class must come to an end. That is what this Labor Day is about."
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Which Side Are You On: Still Blocking the Coal Train In Harlan County
Photo by Pat McDonough/Courier Journal. Front photo by Meg Roussos/Bloomberg via Getty This Labor Day marked over a month since coal miners in Kentucky's infamous Bloody Harlan County, setting up defiant camp under the maxim " No Pay, We Stay, " began blockading railroad tracks to protest getting...
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Which Side Are You On? A Question for Labor Day—and Every Day
A stronger union movement would not only mean better lives for working families but also provide support for progressive goals like universal health insurance, tuition-free college, and paid family leave.
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This Labor Day, US Workers One-Third Poorer Than in 2003—While Top 1% Now Two-Times Richer
The poor got significantly poorer in the past two decades, and the rich got significantly richer
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"He's Opposed Every Increase in the Minimum Wage": AFL-CIO Chief Rips Trump's Anti-Worker Agenda
"They've done more things to hurt workers than they have to help them," Richard Trumka said of the Trump administration
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This Is Fucked Up
America. Specifically, Las Vegas shooting. Getty Image Hey look! More gun carnage in America the brave. Texas again, where on this very day a slew of new inspired GOP-foisted laws take effect allowing guns in schools, rental homes, churches and synagogues - despite over 250 mass shootings this year...
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Neoliberals' Attack on Sanders' GND Plan Is a Clear and Present Danger
Democratic Party leaders, the mainstream press, and many in the paid punditocracy are still asking if we can "afford" to implement a program that is—quite literally—necessary
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Tax on Super-Rich a Popular Idea, Except in the Media
A new poll shows that 67 percent of Canadians support or somewhat support a wealth tax
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Big Ag Is a Major Obstacle to Combating the Climate Crisis
Grim as the recent U.N.'s climate report is, it doesn't go far enough to confront the dangerous government-hijacking power of agribusiness
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Just Ahead of Labor Day, Trump Floats Tax Cut Condemned as 'Pure Giveaway to Wealthy'
"Apart from just sending millionaires checks, it's hard to think of a tax cut more targeted to the ultra-rich."
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