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A Rare Elected Voice for Socialism Pledges to Be Heard in Seattle

A Rare Elected Voice for Socialism Pledges to Be Heard in Seattle | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
Kshama Sawant will join the City Council on Jan. 1 as one of the nation’s few elected socialists, a political brand most officials run from.
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All eyes on Chattanooga: VW’s workers are deciding the future of unions in the South

All eyes on Chattanooga: VW’s workers are deciding the future of unions in the South | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
If they vote to join the United Auto Workers and form a German-style "works council," many more could follow.
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De Blasio Plans a Minimum Wage and City ID Cards

De Blasio Plans a Minimum Wage and City ID Cards | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address made clear his impatience with Washington and his challenge to critics in Albany.
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Reader Roundtable: Should Seattle move to a $15 minimum wage?

Reader Roundtable: Should Seattle move to a $15 minimum wage? | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
In November, voters in SeaTac approved a $15 minimum wage for airport-related work and now activists are taking that fight to Seattle. The issue is gaining national traction as well, with Obama pushing for a federal minimum wage of $10.10 in his State of the Union speech last night. Seattle Times readers debate...
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Does winning $800 really make you more right wing?

Does winning $800 really make you more right wing? | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
It doesn't really seem very likely, does it?
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Black Students Most Underrepresented Among AP Test Takers - COLORLINES

Black Students Most Underrepresented Among AP Test Takers - COLORLINES | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
In only two states is there parity between the percentage of black students graduating from high school and those taking AP exams.
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It’s Official: Obama Signs Minimum Wage Hike for Some Federal Contract Workers - Working In These Times

It’s Official: Obama Signs Minimum Wage Hike for Some Federal Contract Workers - Working In These Times | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
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A guide to understanding Obamacare’s sign-up numbers

A guide to understanding Obamacare’s sign-up numbers | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
Each time the Obama administration publishes new health law enrollment numbers, they seem to create more questions than answers.
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Will Portland Teachers Follow in Chicago’s Footsteps? - Working In These Times

Will Portland Teachers Follow in Chicago’s Footsteps? - Working In These Times | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
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De Blasio Moves to Expand Living Wage With Executive Order

De Blasio Moves to Expand Living Wage With Executive Order | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
As part of his State of the City address this afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to expand living wage legislation using a tool he has previously rarely mentioned: an executive order.Mr. de Blasio announced that he will move to drop a lawsuit filed by his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, to halt legislation passed by the…
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A Plan to Reduce Inequality: Give $1,000 to Every Newborn Baby

A Plan to Reduce Inequality: Give $1,000 to Every Newborn Baby | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
A 1990s plan to create nest eggs using federal grants and tax credits was never enacted, but with a few small tweaks, it's an even better idea today.
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When the Boss Wants a Union, But the GOP Says ‘No’

When the Boss Wants a Union, But the GOP Says ‘No’ | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
Volkswagen is willing to let employees at its Tennessee plant unionize, but Republicans are stiff in their opposition.
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San Francisco’s Class War, By the Numbers — Medium

San Francisco’s Class War, By the Numbers — Medium | Labor Movements & Social Affairs in USA | Scoop.it
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