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Laura Clawson is the Labor editor at Daily Kos Labor, and a contributing editor at Daily Kos.
Fourteen states raised the minimum wage in 2014
Posted on: Jan 4, 2015, Source: Daily Kos
Congressional Republicans are unlikely to raise the federal minimum wage. But local governments are stepping up.
Eric Cantor Cashes in for $3.4 Million With New Gig at Investment Bank
Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Cantor gets to keep working in the same city, getting a new set of fancy titles and a big pile of money.
WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Pins Banker to the Wall on Student Debt Relief
Posted on: Aug 4, 2014, Source: Daily Kos Labor
Warren nails heartless bankers who don't forgive loans when student dies.
McDonald's Fires Woman Arrested for Letting her Kid Go To the Park Alone
Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
The idea that children should never be more than five feet from their parents is getting ridiculously out of control.
Dick Cheney Says Screw Highways and Food Stamps—Just Spend More on Defense
Posted on: Jul 15, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Wait, why is he still talking?
Company Tracks Workers' Bathroom Visits to Punish Those Who Pee Too Much
Posted on: Jul 14, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Workers have to use a swipe card to use the facilities.
Big Shocker—Iraq War Architect Goes on 'Meet the Press' to Argue for Endless War
Posted on: Jun 16, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Why would anyone listen to Paul Wolfowitz at this point?
Deadly New Debtor's Prisons: Pennsylvania Mother Dies in Jail for Truancy Fines
Posted on: Jun 13, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Tragic consequence of criminalization of poverty.
Republicans Take a 'Leave That Man Behind' Approach to Obama's Release of Bergdahl
Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Anti-Bergdahl soldiers have been getting some 'professional' help.
Jill Abramson's Firing from the Times Looking Suspiciously Sexist
Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: DailyKos
The abruptly-canned editor was seen as "pushy" and is said to have asked for pay parity with predecessor.
Fast Food CEO Not Freaking Out Over Minimum Wage Increase
Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Subway CEO Fred DeLuca: "I'm not concerned."
Republican Rich People Face Really Tough Choice Between Chris Christie and Jeb Bush
Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Or, none of the above?
Paul Ryan Absurdly Claims Obvious Racial Language Had 'Nothing to do with Race'
Posted on: Mar 13, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
Does anyone believe the b.s. he's peddling about poverty?
Sean Hannity Proposes 'Adopt-a-Woman Birth Control Program'
Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
The slut-shaming never stops with the Fox radio host.
Medicaid Expansion Brings Not Just Medication, But Peace of Mind
Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
While many more have been added to it's rolls, those in gap states still don't have the comfort of Medicaid coverage.
Supreme Court Puts Utah Marriage Equality on Hold for Now
Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: Daily Kos
More than 900 gay and lesbian couples have been able to marry in the state.
Creigh Deeds Stabbing and Son's Death Highlight Mental Healthcare Gaps
Posted on: Nov 20, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
No bed available for desperately sick young man.
New Jersey Votes to Raise Minimum Wage—Despite Christie
Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
Meanwhile, measure to raise it to$15 per hour in SeaTac, Washington is leading.
Did John Boehner Just Say Equal Rights Are 'Frivolous'?
Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
The only hope for passing ENDA through this Congress is making it too hot to handle and forcing Boehner to let it come to the floor.
Families of Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan No Longer Get Money They Are Owed Because of the Shutdown
Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
In the early days of shock and grief, these families will have to worry about how to get by with a paycheck that's ended abruptly.
Is This the Dumbest Thing a Republican Has Said During the Shutdown Mess?
Posted on: Oct 7, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
Rep. Ted Yoho has a novel theory of what failing to raise the debt limit would do.
Under Republican Plan, 3.8 Million People Would Lose Food Stamps in 2014
Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
A $90 cut in the groceries a family can buy in a month is a big deal for a family that's already pinching every penny to get enough to eat.
Yuck! USDA Plans to Expand Pilot Program that Leaves Meat Contaminated with Fecal Material
Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
Dept. of Ag. would cut half its inspectors, and replace them with inspectors employed by companies themselves . . . to speed things up.
If You're Raped at USC, They Call It "Personal Injury" or "Domestic Dispute"
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
USC is far from alone in wanting to bury sexual assault and rape complaints.
Texas Republicans Double Down With New Anti-Abortion Bill
Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
A new bill would ban abortion from the moment something resembling a fetal heartbeat could be detected, usually at six weeks.
Lindsey Graham: GOP in a Death Spiral
Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
He's not wrong that the GOP can't continue to be the party of white men, to hell with brown people, and succeed.
More GOP Idiocy: 'The Incidence of Rape Resulting in Pregnancy Are Very Low'
Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
And it's not even Todd Akin who said it.
How Fox News Misleads Its Viewers
Posted on: Jun 3, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
John Stossel's revisionist history of the Great Depression.
Milwaukee Makes Five (Cities So Far): Fast Food Workers Strike for Higher Pay and Union Rights
Posted on: May 15, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
This wave of strikes hitting multiple fast food restaurants (and, in some cases, retail stores) in a single city for a day, then showing up in another city, is truly unprecedented.
Court Says Labor Board Can't Make Employers Post Workers' Legal Rights
Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
We wouldn't want workers actually knowing their rights...
Thanks to Abstinence Teacher, Elizabeth Smart Felt 'I'm That Chewed Up Piece of Gum'
Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
Kidnapped at age 14, Elizabeth Smart now says that abstinence teaching made her feel dirty after she was raped.
2 Teen Girls Kill Themselves After Rape Photos Circulate Online -- This Needs to Stop
Posted on: Apr 14, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
There should not be 2 of this tragic story of rape, bullying, and suicide.
Walmart Wants to Take Exploitation to the Next Level and Have Customers Deliver Orders
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013, Source: DailyKos
There is so much that could go wrong with this idea.
Will New Yorkers Finally Get Paid Sick Leave?
Posted on: Mar 29, 2013, Source: Daily Kos Labor
Why we must keep up the pressure on politicians.
Petty Revenge: Michigan Republicans Slash Higher-Ed Spending in Retaliation for Union Contracts
Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
15 percent cuts to Wayne State and University of Michigan will hurt students and faculty alike.
Civil Rights Champion Thomas Perez Being Nominated for Labor Secretary
Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
He will also be a notable progressive voice in a cabinet containing or expected to contain several members less than friendly to workers and worker organizing.
The Dizzying Ways the Sequester Will Screw Us Over
Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: Daily Kos
If Republicans in Congress really get their way, these are exactly the vulnerable groups that will be even harder hit by cuts.
Unionized Teachers, So Vilified By the Right, Are the Heroes of Sandy Hook
Posted on: Dec 18, 2012, Source: Daily Kos Labor
The teachers, workers and education professionals of Sandy Hook Elementary School saved dozens of children -- some at the cost of their own lives.
How to End a Fox News Interview Abruptly: Call Fox 'A Wing of the Republican Party'
Posted on: Nov 26, 2012, Source: Daily Kos
A Fox guest knocks the network for their Benghazi hype.
Bye to Twinkies and Workers Rights? Hostess Blames Striking Workers As it Liquidates, Romney-Style
Posted on: Nov 16, 2012, Source: Daily Kos Labor
Company had already planned to close plants even if the workers accepted the cuts and stayed at work.
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