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Background Check Errors Make It Harder for Women, People of Color to Get and Keep Jobs

The impact of faulty FBI background checks is a lesser-known but potentially more harmful threat to American workers.

While public outrage over the NSA leaks continues, the impact of faulty FBI background checks is a lesser known but potentially more harmful threat to American workers.

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Big Shoes to Fill: Solis’ Departure Calls for Nomination of Workers’ Rights Advocate

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. (Local510.org)

Who could fill Solis’s shoes and demonstrably make progress on policies impacting vulnerable workers?

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Living on the Edge of a Permanent Fiscal Cliff: Minimum Wage Workers See Few Gains

Photo: humanevents.com.

While the “fiscal cliff” dominated the news ad nauseum, ten states quietly increased their minimum wage, effective January 1. A whopping 59 percent of all minimum wage earners are women.

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