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As protests grow, big labor sides with police unions

The latest in the historically fraught relationship among police, labor and the civil rights movement.... Read more»

Advocates, Arizona settle federal lawsuit over SB1070

Advocates and Arizona officials have agreed to restrict the remaining parts of Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070, ending a lawsuit that began in 2010. Police officers cannot prolong a stop solely to conduct immigration checks and cannot use race or ethnicity as a basis to suspect that someone is in the country without authorization. ... Read more»1

Commentary

Notes from the Fast for Families tent

Though the Fast for Families tent sits in the shadow of the Capitol on the National Mall, entering it is a decidedly non-Washington experience. At first, I wondered if fasting could actually influence the legislative progress. Who would listen? But now it’s been a month since the fast began, and its impact on the reform movement and on me has been profound and—I suspect—permanent.... Read more»

Investigators, workers cite labor abuses in warehouse empire

A suit filed in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of dozens of warehouse workers charges three companies that handle Walmart goods with fraudulent pay practices. One worker said he was ordered to falsify employees’ time sheets to cheat them out of the minimum wage.... Read more»