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Survey: Wage Theft Rampant in Twin Cities

In a report, 82 percent of low-wage workers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota said they have to work at least two jobs to make ends meet. Sixty-four percent reported they worked when sick because they were denied paid time off.

In a report, 82 percent of low-wage workers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota said they have to work at least two jobs to make ends meet. Sixty-four percent reported they worked when sick because they were denied paid time off.

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Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets in Nationwide Fight for $15

What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.

What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.

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Amazon Slapped With Class Action Wage Theft Suit

The online shopping giant faces claims that it cheated workers of wages, overtime, and employment protections.

The online shopping giant faces claims that it cheated workers of wages, overtime, and employment protections.

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Obama Calls on Congress to ‘Ban the Box’ on Criminal Records

President Obama's directive to delay inquiries into criminal records could move the government closer to outlawing disclosure of past felonies as a prerequisite for employment.

President Obama’s directive to delay inquiries into criminal records could move the government closer to outlawing disclosure of past felonies as a prerequisite for employment.

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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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