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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.
An empty room at the Bowie Memorial Hospital in January, two months after it shut its doors. by

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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