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Your Labor Day News Roundup!
Thirteen Ways to Celebrate Labor Day (Colorlines, August 30)
Labor Department Rules Could Boost Employment For Veterans And Disabled Workers (Huff Post Politics, August 27)
In many states, welfare can pay better than an honest day’s work (Watchdog.org, August 21)
The Capitalist’s Case for a $15 Minimum Wage (Bloomberg, June 19)
Low-wage Workers Are Older Than You Think (Economic Policy Institute, August 28)
Wal-Mart signs corporate-wide settlement with US Labor Department (U.S Department of Labor, August 7)
Death on the job: fatal work injuries in 2011 (U.S Department of Labor, August 2013)
Berry Pickers Walk Out, Boycott (Labor Notes, August 28)
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