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Obama Administration Takes Action on Paid Sick Days, Equal Pay

Obama drafted an executive order that would give all federal contract workers seven paid sick days per year, shortly after the administration recommended actions to close the gender pay gap for federal employees.

Obama drafted an executive order that would give all federal contract workers seven paid sick days per year, shortly after the administration recommended actions to close the gender pay gap for federal employees.

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Pittsburgh Workers Get Paid Sick Leave Under New Law

People working in Pittsburgh will be guaranteed time off for illness for the first time, under a new ordinance passed Monday by the city council.

People working in Pittsburgh will be guaranteed time off for illness for the first time, under a new ordinance passed Monday by the city council.

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Anti-Choice Group Posts Another Deceitful Planned Parenthood Video

A video published Tuesday purported to expose the industry of selling fetal tissue as part of an ongoing campaign by an anti-choice front group against Planned Parenthood.

A video published Tuesday purported to expose the industry of selling fetal tissue as part of an ongoing campaign against Planned Parenthood by an anti-choice front group.

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Missouri Lawmakers Want to Override Veto of Anti-Union Bill

Right-to-work policies, pushed by right-wing think tanks like the American Legislative Exchange Council, have become commonplace even in states with strong union traditions.

Right-to-work policies, pushed by right-wing think tanks like the American Legislative Exchange Council, have become commonplace even in states with strong union traditions.

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Illinois Governor: State’s Economic Problems Create ‘Leverage’ for Austerity Measures

Illinois is facing budget crisis, and Gov. Bruce Raune has a plan to address the state’s financial woes that comes straight out of the playbook of Midwestern Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Mitch Daniels in Indiana.

Illinois is facing budget crisis, and Gov. Bruce Raune has a plan to address the state’s financial woes that comes straight out of the playbook of Midwestern Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Mitch Daniels in Indiana.

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Nevada GOP’s Union ‘Reforms’ Designed to Weaken Workers’ Rights

Nevada Republicans, after winning control of both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s office in 2014, have pushed a far-right agenda that includes legislation to dismantle organized labor in the state.

Nevada Republicans, after winning control of both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s office in 2014, have pushed a far-right agenda that includes legislation to dismantle organized labor in the state.

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Backlash Continues Against Right-Wing Legislation Mill ALEC

There’s been a sea change in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the right-wing lobbying group that crafted some wide-ranging legislation proposed and enacted by conservative legislatures across the country.

There’s been a sea change in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the right-wing lobbying group that crafted some wide-ranging legislation proposed and enacted by conservative legislatures across the country.

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The Battle Against Koch-Funded, Anti-Teacher Policies in Kansas

Teachers of Kansas stand poised to take back their state and undue the destruction caused under the leadership of Gov. Sam Brownback, with the help of his friends and funders the Kochs.

Teachers of Kansas stand poised to take back their state and undo the destruction caused under the leadership of Gov. Sam Brownback, with the help of his friends and funders the Kochs.

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The Story of HB 2: How Multiple Failed Bills Became One Bad Law

While HB 2 leapt to national attention with Davis’s filibuster in June, our research shows that the road to HB 2 actually began long before the 83rd legislative session was called to order.

Until now, attempts to track the legislative journey that ultimately led to the passage of one of the most restrictive anti-choice laws in the country would have been a daunting task. With the launch of RH Reality Check’s interactive database, however, a picture of the long road to HB 2 begins to emerge.

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How a Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Bill Became Anti-Worker and Anti-Survivor

The seemingly non-controversial bill got derailed earlier this month when state legislators approved an amendment preventing local governments from passing new work leave policies.

The seemingly non-controversial bill got derailed earlier this month when state legislators approved an amendment preventing local governments from passing new work leave policies, which could threaten the livelihood of survivors of domestic violence, crime, or abuse.

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