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Women in many low-wage professions are not protected under existing workers’ rights legislation. Photo by REUTERS/Edgard Garrido.

Women in many low-wage professions are not protected under existing workers’ rights legislation. Photo by REUTERS/Edgard Garrido.

Organizers behind fast-food workers’ calls for a $15 hourly wage have been pushing a bigger national strategy. They hope to galvanize low-wage workers under the banner of civil rights.

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Organizers behind fast-food workers’ calls for a $15 hourly wage have been pushing a bigger national strategy. They hope to galvanize low-wage workers under the banner of civil rights.

Unions and civil rights groups find common ground on low-wage work

Fast food workers, other low-wage employees launch nationwide strike

Unions and civil rights groups find common ground on low-wage work

After a storied career fighting illegal retaliation against low-wage workers and cases involving human trafficking, Kevin Kish is tapped to lead an agency beset by allegations.

After a storied career fighting illegal retaliation against low-wage workers and cases involving human trafficking, Kevin Kish is tapped to lead an agency beset by allegations.

They Are Coming for Your Birth Control | Common Dreams | Women had better wake up, pay attention and be willing to stand up for their rights.  We can not let religious fanatics dictate our morals to us.

They Are Coming for Your Birth Control | Common Dreams | Women had better wake up, pay attention and be willing to stand up for their rights. We can not let religious fanatics dictate our morals to us.

Whitewashing reproductive rights: How black activists get erased

Whitewashing reproductive rights: How black activists get erased

Whitewashing reproductive rights: How black activists get erased Many in the black community have fought for reproductive justice -- but we'...

Frank Morris, civil rights leader and member of Californians for Population Stabilization, “They’re labeling slower immigration policies racist when less immigration would mean more jobs and better wages for minorities in California.”  Morris continued, “People need to realize that Wall Street wants more immigration so there are more of us competing against each other for jobs.  That keeps wages low and corporate profits high. #TRUMP

Frank Morris, civil rights leader and member of Californians for Population Stabilization, “They’re labeling slower immigration policies racist when less immigration would mean more jobs and better wages for minorities in California.” Morris continued, “People need to realize that Wall Street wants more immigration so there are more of us competing against each other for jobs. That keeps wages low and corporate profits high. #TRUMP

...longer read about the Pullman Porters. Pullman Porters: from Servitude to Civil Rights It's the story of what many people believe to be the first momentous step toward the civil rights movement. In 1867, Chicago industrialist George Pullman revolutionized rail travel with his famous Pullman Cars. When a Pullman Car was leased to a railroad, it came "equipped" with highly-trained porters to serve the travelers. The cars were staffed with recently freed slaves, whom Pullman judged to be…

...longer read about the Pullman Porters. Pullman Porters: from Servitude to Civil Rights It's the story of what many people believe to be the first momentous step toward the civil rights movement. In 1867, Chicago industrialist George Pullman revolutionized rail travel with his famous Pullman Cars. When a Pullman Car was leased to a railroad, it came "equipped" with highly-trained porters to serve the travelers. The cars were staffed with recently freed slaves, whom Pullman judged to be…

Short video on the Gurindji walk off at Wave Hill which led to the first Aboriginal Land Rights act.

Short video on the Gurindji walk off at Wave Hill which led to the first Aboriginal Land Rights act.

Major news today for low wage workers: Seattle's city council just made history by voting to approve raising the city's minimum wage to an unprecedented $15 an hour as early as 2017. Seattle's victory sends an undeniable message to the rest of the country on how to address income inequality. Our economy is built by its workers, not millionaire CEOs, and we should be supporting the families that strengthen our country by providing fair wages.

Major news today for low wage workers: Seattle's city council just made history by voting to approve raising the city's minimum wage to an unprecedented $15 an hour as early as 2017. Seattle's victory sends an undeniable message to the rest of the country on how to address income inequality. Our economy is built by its workers, not millionaire CEOs, and we should be supporting the families that strengthen our country by providing fair wages.

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