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What We’re Reading Today: Wednesday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today: 

Obama Must Press His Case on Inequality, Columbia Daily Tribune 

Under the headline "Obama Moves to the Right in a Partisan War of Words," The New York Times' Jackie Calmes recently noted Democratic operatives have been hitting back hard against the president or any other Democratic politician talking about income inequality, preferring Democrats talk about equality of opportunity instead. 

Lacking Votes, Reid Stalling Action on Minimum Wage Hike Legislation, The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday delayed action on legislation raising the minimum wage, the centerpiece of the Democrats’ 2014 agenda.

Minimum Wage Raised in D.C. and Surrounding Counties, In These Times

In December, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and two neighboring Maryland counties voted to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour in all three jurisdictions.

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years from Now, The Atlantic

Home health aides, administrative assistants and fast-food servers: these are some of the occupations that are going to grow the most in the coming years. As the Atlantic’s Derek Thompson explained last month, "just a handful of occupations—personal care aides, registered nurses, nursing assistants and home health aides (all in health care), along with retail salespeople and food-prep workers—will account for one-in-six new jobs in the next decade."

Staff of In These Times Magazine Joins Communications Workers of America Union, The Huffington Post

The staff of the progressive independent magazine In These Times joined the Communications Workers of America on Monday, formally making union members out of a news outlet that's long chronicled the ups and downs of the U.S. labor movement.

Kellogg's Union Workers Could Face Lockout, KETV

A national labor dispute could affect hundreds of jobs at an Omaha plant, and the apparent options are tough for some union workers to swallow.

Pat Buchanan: Repeal All Civil Rights Laws, Salon

With the political world talking more about the tidal wave of anti-LGBTQ Jim Crow legislation popping up in conservative legislatures all over the country, it was only a matter of time before the patron saint of unreconstructed right-wing bigotry, Pat Buchanan, weighed in and set the new standard in the right’s effort to roll back civil liberties in America. 

VIDEO: Meet the Olympic Workers Still Waiting for Payday, Mother Jones

In November, Milenko Kuljic left Bileca, his rundown town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for Sochi. He was lured by a recruiter who promised he'd make about 2,000 euros ($2,700) a month building infrastructure for Sochi's Winter Olympics.

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