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12 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

Connecticut Fast-Food Workers Travel to National Wage Rally

Ten Connecticut fast-food workers flocked to Chicago this weekend, where they joined thousands of other fast-food employees at a labor gathering to demand a $15-an-hour pay rate as well as the right to form a union.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

16 hrs ago | Government Executive

'$10.10 Is Not Enough,' Low-Wage Federal Contract Workers Tell Obama

Some 100 pro-union protestors, some dressed as World War II worker icon Rosie the Riveter, chanted in front of Washington's Union Station Tuesday morning demanding that President Obama sign a new executive order raising the hourly pay of low-wage government contract workers and permitting collective bargaining.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Democrat

Mon Jul 28, 2014

jdsupra.com

Here We Go Again-Significant Threat of Automatic Debarment from...

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by voice vote, a little-understood and little-noticed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act that would debar large federal contractors that have been found to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act within the past five ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Workforce

'Unionism' Should Not be a Title VII Protected Class

Way back in 2012, the New York Times published an op-ed titled, A Civil Right to Unionize , which argued that Title VII needs to be amended to include "the right to unionize" as a protected civil right.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Daily Caller

Presents The Alphabet Of Racism: the Letter 'G'

The Daily Caller's alphabetical tour de force showing that everything - no really, everything - will not stop until every letter gets its racist due.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Star Tribune

Muslim roots run deep in U.S. and in Minnesota

Arshia Sandozi is one of 25 Minnesota Muslims featured in the traveling exhibit.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Minnesota, Minnesota Government, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, Religion, Islam, Opinion

National Review Online

White House Negotiating with Hill Democrats about Border Crisis

White House officials are meeting with Hill Democrats in an attempt to figure out if there are policy changes that the party could support in order to strike a deal with congressional Republicans that would secure the administration with additional funding for the border crisis.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, John Conyers

PAXALLES

Scott Honour with Laura Ingraham on #Immigration @ScottHonourMN @ingrahamangle

Honour said he didn't want the GOP's endorsement and said he's the only primary candidate speaking about the immigration crisis in the US.

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Star Tribune

Panel rejects Entenza's voter ID claim in state auditor race

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Star Tribune

Yes, we can - and must - help the kids at the border

This June 25, 2014, photo from Texas shows a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Non-Profit, Opinion

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Visiting Africans from 18 countries prepare to become 'transformative leaders'

Twenty-five young African professionals studying on fellowship at the U of M, Rep. Keith Ellison at center The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs this summer hosted 25 young African professionals in its first year as part of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, University of Minnesota, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel

KSTP

Feds: Minnesota Receives 173 Immigrant Children

The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year.

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Politico

Progressives ask W.H. for wage order

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has a new suggestion for President Barack Obama, who's said he's looking for more ideas for new executive orders: guaranteeing wage protections and negotiation rights for federal contractors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

JD Supra

Defense Appropriations 'Wage Theft' Amendment May Bar Employers with...

Late last month, the Senate referred the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Act to the Senate Committee on Appropriations for consideration.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Minnesota refugee organizations fear loss of funds

Federal officials are warning that unless Congress approves President Obama's $3.7 billion funding request before the August congressional recess, $94 million that had been devoted mostly to refugees instead will be diverted to the escalating crisis on the border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Family, Kids

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Star Tribune

Immigration debate comes to Minnesota in force

The simmering national fight over whether to aid thousands of unaccompanied Central American children who came to the United States illegally is intensifying as more of the children are finding their way to Minnesota.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Senate, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Immigration Reform, Minneapolis, MN

Switched

Rep. Keith Ellison Condemns 'Deplorable' Situation In Gaza But Opposes Iftar Dinner Boycott

After an Arab American group called for a boycott of the White House's annual Iftar dinner due to the escalating situation in Gaza, Congressman Keith Ellison joined HuffPost Live to discuss why he opposed the group's action.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

5 things you need to know Monday

Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://usat.ly/1mvqjGb Neil Armstrong speaks to a technician at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral shortly before setting off for the moon in 1989.

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Related Topix: US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tim Ryan, US Governors

Roll Call

Muslim on Capitol Hill: Staffers Look to Rebuild

As rain pelted the capital, more than 200 Muslim Americans gathered in the Cannon House Office Building to break their daily fast.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gregory Meeks, Bill Pascrell, Peter King, Republican

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Daily Caller

Presents The Alphabet Of Racism: the Letter 'C'

Collage images : public domain/Pete Souza, Getty Images, Creative Commons/Jim Padgett, YouTube screenshot/IIP State/Gene Luen Yang, Getty Images/Scott Olson, Getty Images/Alex Wong The Daily Caller's alphabetical tour de force showing that everything - no really, everything - is racist these days continues apace.

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