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Hundreds of Texas Workers Join National Day of Action for $15 Minimum Wage

by | Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 16:33 CST
More than 2.6 million Americans and 287,000 Texans are paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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The Doctor is Out

Bowie had one last chance to save its community hospital. Then anti-tax activists launched their campaign.

Bowie had one last chance to save its community hospital. Then anti-tax activists launched their campaign. Now, the small town is aching for the past....Read More

Austin City Council member Greg Casar introduces supporters of a “ban the box” ordinance for private employers at a press conference Tuesday, in advance of the council’s vote on Thursday. by

Austin Poised to ‘Ban the Box’

The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process.

The City Council is expected to approve a jobs ordinance that will push conversations about felony convictions later in the hiring process....Read More

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The New Migrants

In the harsh post-2008 economy, builders like my father live on the road.

Suddenly, my Dad — a builder — had a home loan, no equity, an ailing wife who couldn’t work, and no job. Now, he makes his living wherever he can....Read More

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