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‘Nobody Deserves to Be Treated Like This’

Warning: The stories in this video discuss graphic sexual harassment and assault.

 As allegations continue to surface about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sexually assaulting women in the workplace and elsewhere, a new report on Chicago’s hospitality industry shows that the problem is much wider than Trump. A new survey conducted by UNITE HERE Local 1 in Illinois found that nearly half of housekeepers surveyed had guests expose themselves, flash them or answer the door naked. Nearly two-thirds of casino cocktail servers have had a guest grope, pinch, grab or try to touch them in an inappropriate way. Watch the video above and visit Hands Off Pants On to learn more.  

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U.S. Senate Candidate Deborah Ross Will Fight for N.C. Families

U.S. Senate Candidate Deborah Ross Will Fight for N.C. Families

Deborah Ross, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina against Republican Richard Burr, understands all too well that the best way to create new jobs for working families is by rebuilding the state’s crumbling bridges and roads, especially after the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Matthew.

As a former state representative in the North Carolina state House, she led the efforts for investing in public transportation and the state’s roads, schools, and water and sewer systems. She also pushed to attract companies to North Carolina, to keep high-paying jobs in the state and to raise the minimum wage. She wants to continue these efforts by representing North Carolinians in the U.S. Senate. 

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Social Security, Medicare and the 3rd Presidential Debate

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Tonight is the third and final presidential debate, and we hope that the nominees will finally discuss the issues facing older Americans: expanding Social Security, strengthening Medicare, protecting earned pension benefits and reining in the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs.

Fifteen percent of the U.S. population is older than age 65. That number is expected to grow to 20%, or 1 in 5 people by 2030. Ensuring that all Americans have a secure and healthy retirement after a lifetime of work should be at the top of the next president’s agenda.

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