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Civil Rights News: Poverty Rising Sharply in U.S.; Low Wages, Poor Working Conditions in California’s Warehouse Industry

Compiled by Madeline Peare, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern US Poverty on Track to Rise to Highest Since 1960s Hope Yen Associated Press The poverty rate is expected to increase from 15.1 percent to as high as … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Unions & Occupy Wall Street; DC Voting Rights; Warren Buffet Rule

Unions back Occupy Wall Street movement TheHill.com- Kevin Bogardus This article quotes and chronicles several unions that are supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Coalition members mentioned include: Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, and AFSCME. D.C. Mayor Calls For Voting … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Equal Pay, DC Youth Unemployed, Minority Students Disproportionately Suspended

Unions and Women’s Groups Unite to Demand Equal Pay Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post Various women’s organizations and labor unions are asking Wal-Mart to look over its pay scale to ensure that women are not being discriminated against by … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Consequences of Ala. Immigration Law; Rising Income Inequality; Ford Creates U.S. Jobs

New Immigration Ruling Causes Hispanics to Flee Alabama Town Campbell Robertson, New York Times The new Alabama Court ruling “upheld the parts of the law allowing state and local police to ask for immigration papers during routine traffic stops, rendering … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Business Challenges Labor Board Transparency Rule; Proposed Birth Control Coverage; School Discipline

Business Groups Challenge Rules on Unions By Alec MacGillis, The Washington Post In a hearing held by the National Labor Relations Board Tuesday, business employers spoke out against the board’s latest rule which would expedite the union election process by … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: AIDS Vaccine; Judge Rejects WI Anti-Union Law; SCOTUS Upholds AZ Anti-Immigrant Law

AIDS Researchers Eye Flurry of Promising Vaccine Developments Color Lines News for Action The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently donated $23.4 million to continue the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine’s work on an HIV/AIDS vaccine. “Researchers there are … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Unions Focus on Jobs; SCOTUS Weakens ‘Search & Seizure’ Amendment; GA Court Rules No Charter Schools Commission

Post-reform, labor’s role is a-changin’ Politico Labor unions top concern is simple: “At this point, it is jobs, period,” said Alison Omens, the AFL-CIO deputy director of public affairs. Unions, which were instrumental in the passage of the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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