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Obama: ‘A Make-or-Break Moment for Middle Class’ In a small Kansas town, President Barack Obama yesterday issued his most populist call to date in defense of America’s middle class, advocating for massive investment in education and job-creating infrastructure-building …Continue reading →

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Join Day of Action and Prayer to Extend UI Now Tomorrow in a prayer vigil on Capitol Hill and at actions at dozens of congressional offices around the nation, workers, activists and people of faith will demand Congress act now …Continue reading →

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K St. Lobbyists for the 1% Hear from the 99%   Chris Garlock, communications director for the Metropolitan Washington [D.C.] Council, AFL-CIO, sends us this report on today’s takeover of K Street, part of this week’s Take Back the Capitol …Continue reading →

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Voters and Academics Say So-Called Right to Work Is Wrong for Indiana Indiana Republican lawmakers—with the backing of the corporate-backed right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—are readying another push to ram through a so-called right to work bill. But there are two …Continue reading →

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Corporate Tax-Dodgers Imperil State Budgets Among the huge and profitable corporations listed in the Fortune 500, many corporate giants managed to pay no state corporate income tax for at least one year between 2008 and …Continue reading →

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Social Security’s Impact in Rural America Those who doubt the impact of Social Security benefits on local economies should look to rural America, where 9.3 percent of total personal income in rural counties came from Social …Continue reading →

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Unions Fight Verizon’s Firings of Striking Workers Verizon this week fired 40 workers who took part in the strike this summer by 45,000 Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Electrical Workers (IBEW) members. The corporation is alleging workers engaged …Continue reading →

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