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SEIU Henry: Allow Undocumented to Stay

November 21, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Building on his prior order that let the Dreamers, undocumented youths who are now in college or the military, stay in the U.S., President Obama plans an executive order to allow undocumented adults to stay in the country. SEIU President Mary Kay Henry has taken the lead in supporting the President's decision.


Another Banking Scandal: What Else Is New?

November 19, 2014
By Thomas J. Mackell, Jr., Ed.D.

North Bergen, NJ  - So the U.S. and British regulators have announced yet another banking scandal that will precipitate civil penalties of billions of dollars (Likely to reach some $4.5 billion) for several domestic and foreign banks suspected of conspiring to manipulate the heavily interwoven $5.3 trillion-a day foreign exchange currency-trading market. This is the largest unregulated foreign currency market involving some 160 world currencies.


Senate Democrats Assault on the Working Class

November 20, 2014
By Terry O'Sullivan

Washington, DC - Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – made the following statement on the U.S. Senate vote regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline:


Walmart Demonstrators Arrested in California

November 17, 2014
By Stephanie West

Los Angeles, California – Twenty-eight striking Walmart workers were arrested outside a Walmart store in Los Angeles on November 13th. The group called on the Waltons to pay $15 an hour minimum to workers. The group was joined by hundreds of Californians who rallied outside the store in Pico Rivera, the site of the first Walmart strikes in 2012. .


Walmart Workers Strike on Black Friday

November 20, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Washington DC - Walmart workers across the country are planning strikes and rallies on Black Friday November 28th.  Walmart employees  will be joined by thousands of supporters planning protests and activities  at 1600 locations nationwide. This  large mobilization of Americans are calling on Walmart’s owners to raise wages to a minimum of $15 an hour.


Working at Walmart for Peanuts

November 14, 2014
By Kevin Banatte Former Walmart Worker in Florida

Washington, DC - In my two years working at a Walmart in Florida, I learned a valuable lesson: The Waltons, who own Walmart, got richer while the workers who helped build their fortune suffered. I saw it every day.


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