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Md. Senate Advances Minimum Wage Increase

he Maryland Senate advanced a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage on Friday, paving the way for a vote as soon as this weekend.

04/04/2014

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Minimum Wage Debate Focuses on Entire Md. Economy

As the debate shapes up over a possible minimum wage increase, the loudest voices on both sides are talking about Maryland’s whole economy — not just the plight of individual workers or employers.

02/11/2014

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During Shutdown, Congressional Pay Strikes A Nerve

When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he’d continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown, he offered a defiant response: “Dang straight.”

10/12/2013

Smithsonian food workers strike outside the National Air and Space Museum. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Food Workers At Smithsonian Strike Over ‘Living Wages’

Workers from two Smithsonian Institution museum eateries are staging a one-day strike calling for the federally funded museums to ensure they are paid a ‘living wage.’

07/11/2013

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. are not American citizens. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Business, Labor Close On Deal For Immigration Bill

Prospects for a Senate deal on an ambitious rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws improved markedly as business and labor appeared ready to set aside their differences over a new low-skilled worker program holding up the agreement.

03/30/2013

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Uncertainty Prevails Among Va. Shipyard Workers

John Faulk plans to relax and go fishing when he retires from Newport News Shipbuilding on Thursday, a day before massive automatic government spending cuts are set to take effect.

02/26/2013

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