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As inequalities grow, bashing labor unions is unwarranted

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And so, the Bellevue nurses have unionized. As the year 2014 opens, ordinary people are being squeezed. Of this fact there can be little doubt. The minimum wage is being held artificially low; tens of millions struggle to obtain affordable health care; the unemployment rate is 7 percent and the new budget agreement in Washington doesn’t provide for an extension of unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, U.S. mega-corporations hold hundreds of billions in cash outside the United ...


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