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GOP’s Deadly Obamacare Replacement (1/2)

March 9, 2017

Workers living in right-to-work states would become especially vulnerable to the cost-cutting machinations of the insurance industry, says Jane McAlevey

Should Public Higher Education Be Free?

February 12, 2014
University of California AFT president Robert Samuels explains it is possible to provide free college education to all U.S. students, and as a consequence solve the student debt problem and the rising costs of tuition

Maryland Protestors Rally To Repeal Citizens United

February 12, 2014
Facing congressional deadlock, state lawmakers and advocates push for the repeal of Citizens United and limits to corporates pending

Republican State Lawmakers’ Refusal to Expand Medicaid Will Result in Thousands of Deaths

January 30, 2014

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: 8 million Americans will be excluded from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

75 Economists Including 7 Nobel Laureates Endorse Senate Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

January 14, 2014

$10.10 an hour minimum wage increase shows an improvement but is still not a living wage, which would be twice the poverty rate at $12 an hour

D.C. Workers Win $11.50 Minimum Wage Increase

December 18, 2013

About 90,000 workers will earn a higher minimum wage in D.C., Montgomery, and Prince George counties in Maryland

Americans Living in Poverty

November 28, 2013
Highest increases of homeless children seen in states like North Carolina where austerity policies predominate

"The World According to Monsanto"

October 13, 2013
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US Government Shutdown

October 9, 2013
Kate Sheppard: One of the many programs crippled during government shutdown has been the EPA’s cleanup of highly polluted superfund sites.

Workers/People's Rights

October 2, 2013
Lynn Parramore: California memo just latest example of Wall St’s attack on workers’ pensions A draft of an upcoming California ballot initiative calls for massive cuts in retirement benefits for current public employees. The draft, recently obtained by Frying Pan News, comes amidst growing concern of an attack on public pensions being carried out by…