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Hey, Macklemore, Can We Go New Wireless Provider Shopping?

Hey, Macklemore, Can We Go New Wireless Provider Shopping?

Hey, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, can we talk for a minute? I love you guys. I think "The Heist" is one of the best albums of the past few years. I've sung three different songs of yours at karaoke and I'm practicing a fourth. I'm one of the people who knows that when you talk about Capitol Hill in your songs, you're not talking about D.C.

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Working During the Holidays? Know Your Rights

Working During the Holidays? Know Your Rights

This time of year, many people hold temporary or part-time jobs helping retailers and other businesses with the heavy demands of the busy holiday shopping season. It’s a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience, get a foot in the door for long-term employment or just earn extra cash.

Workers not familiar with this type of short-term arrangement may have questions related to their employment.

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Report Outlines Violations of Workers’ Rights at Nissan’s Mississippi Plant

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In Canton, Miss., automaker Nissan is in violation of international labor standards on freedom of association through its aggressive interference with workers trying to exercise their fundamental right to organize a union, according to a new report released today by Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson and international labor law expert Lance Compa.

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Government Shutdown Threatens Enforcement of Workplace Discrimination Laws

The AFGE local union that represents 2,100 federal workers at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—the federal agency that enforces the Civil Rights Act and the other laws barring workplace discrimination—has urged Congress to avoid a government shutdown.

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Across the Nation, Walmart Workers Demand Justice, Living Wage

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In 15 cities today, Walmart workers and their supporters are staging their biggest day of action since the groundbreaking “Black Friday” strike in November. They are demanding that Walmart reinstate 20 workers they say were fired for taking part in a June strike, and they are calling on Walmart to end its poverty-level wage scale and pay a living wage.

Sign the Walmart workers’ petition now to demand that Walmart reinstate fired workers, publicly commit to paying a living wage and respect workers’ rights.

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We Love This Note to an Abusive Boss That’s Going Viral. But There’s One Thing Wrong with It

We Love This Note to an Abusive Boss That’s Going Viral. But There’s One Thing Wrong with It

We don’t use the term “viral” lightly, but these guys earned it. This note written by Journeys’ workers to their boss “Jamie” was posted to Reddit on Saturday and has zipped across the Internet today. “Niki, Jess and TJ” can now see their note in The Huffington Post, Gawker, msn.com and Yahoo! News, as well as thousands of posts, tweets, pins and tumbls.

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Economic News Roundup

Economic News Roundup

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has released important research about the economy in the past few weeks. Here's a look at some of the key pieces it uncovered about the U.S. economy.

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Former Workers Protest Walmart’s Retaliation, 10 Arrested

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Nine former and one current Walmart worker, protesting what they charge is Walmart’s retaliation against workers who have spoken out for justice or taken part in strikes, took arrest Thursday afternoon after they sat down and locked arms in front of Walmart’s Washington, D.C., federal lobbying office. Two other activists supporting the workers also took arrest.

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Join Fired Walmart Workers’ Anti-Retaliation Campaign

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Walmart’s going to feel some of that infamous Washington, D.C., summertime swamp heat Thursday, when 10 recently fired Walmart workers will be joined by community, faith and union supporters outside the low-wage retail giant’s D.C. federal lobbying offices.

The noon demonstration is the kickoff of a campaign by Walmart workers to end what they say is Walmart’s retaliation against workers for exercising their rights and freedoms, including the right to join unions.

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Palermo’s Agrees to Reinstate Eight Fired Workers

Palermo’s Agrees to Reinstate Eight Fired Workers

In a settlement reached with the Palermo Workers Union and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Palermo’s Pizza has agreed to return eight fired workers to their former jobs with back pay.

The company also has agreed to post a notice in its Milwaukee plant informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election. 

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