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Starting next year, the Altadena Walmart, which opened in March 2013, will be paying all of its employees at least $10.50 an hour and will be paying $15 an hour by 2020. If you think that the Waltons -- the heirs to Walmart founder Sam Walton -- suddenly developed a social conscience, think again.
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Today, women comprise 47 percent of our workforce and our numbers are growing. In addition to being primary caretakers for our families, women are becoming primary income-earners, too.
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Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.
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Hector Sanchez, executive director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), was among the panelists who
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* Choice would show importance of Hispanic voters Hickenlooper picked Garcia to be his running mate in 2010. Once in office
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Today, as I prepared to say farewell, I decided that I wanted to share my experience through journeys, and through beginnings and endings, because that reflects what's in my mind, and more importantly, what is in my heart at this present moment.
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It wasn't just new regulations that drew fire from the right. One of the more bizarre turns of the 2012 presidential campaign
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Weingarten has the toughness, the smarts, the administrative chops, and the requisite union background to hit the deck running. I know her casually. With her dedication to labor and her willingness to fight like a badger, she'd make an excellent Secretary.
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Early this week when the television commentariat went into overdrive with observations about the largely white and male Obama second term cabinet that appears to be taking shape, there was lots of talk about the fact that Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor and one of the highest ranking Latinas in the federal government, Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American to lead the Justice Department, and others would likely remain in place. On Wednesday, the prognosticators were proved at least partially wrong. Solis announced plans to step down.
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Speculation also surfaced on whether Hilda Solis was getting enough exposure as a Cabinet appointee. Analysts questioned
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Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is leaving her position in President Barack Obama's cabinet.
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Dear Colleagues: Over the Christmas and New Year holidays with my family in California, I enjoyed my first opportunity in
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What's Michelle Rhee up to amid the Frontline buzz? Michelle Rhee has had a busy week. On Monday, StudentsFirst, her national
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"Women are well represented in the president's senior staff here," he said, noting that two of the president's deputy chiefs
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More from the AP: Over her long career in public service - as an advocate for environmental justice in California, state
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Don't spend one dime on a gala inauguration. In fact, don't do anything more than you are legally bound to do, which is placing your hand on a Bible and swearing to uphold the Constitution. Keep it austere. Why bother with the ceremonial glitter?
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"It's really ludicrous to hear that kind of statement." "I'm insulted when I hear that, because we have a very professional
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Unemployment is stuck above 8 percent, and many of the jobs that have come back are lower level than the ones lost. But Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to hold that post, is optimistic.
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Lupe Ontiveros' great talent extended far past television, stage and motion pictures. Indeed, she was a fine actress, but more than that, she was a woman of great action. And she was my friend for more than 20 years.