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Amazon bumps US minimum wage to $15 amid scarce labor

Amazon bumps US minimum wage to $  15 amid scarce laborOnline retail giant Amazon announced Tuesday it would raise its starting wage for US workers to $ 15 an hour, amid long-standing criticism of low pay, and would advocate for a higher minimum wage nationwide. The pay raise will apply to 250,000 employees starting November 1 and to the more than 100,000 seasonal workers the company expects to hire for the holiday shopping season, it said. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said the company — valued at nearly $ 1 trillion — was heeding complaints about its pay structure.



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Twitter Users Shred Trump For Attacking Union Leader Richard Trumka On Labor Day

Twitter Users Shred Trump For Attacking Union Leader Richard Trumka On Labor DayPresident Donald Trump took time on Labor Day to attack one of the country's



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On labor holiday, Trump jabs union head over NAFTA remarks

On labor holiday, Trump jabs union head over NAFTA remarksUS President Donald Trump took a crack Monday at the head of the nation’s largest federation of labor unions on the US Labor Day holiday after the workers’ advocate criticized his threat to exclude Canada from a new NAFTA deal. “We’ve been aggressively pursuing an agreement that works for the workers in all three countries and I can say we’re not done yet,” Trumka told the Fox network, a favorite among Trump’s base.



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Enjoy Labor Day, If You're Lucky Enough To Get Paid Holidays

Enjoy Labor Day, If You're Lucky Enough To Get Paid HolidaysWorkers across the country will be kicking back, firing up the grill and



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11 Of Our Favorite Home Finds From Wayfair's Labor Day Sale

11 Of Our Favorite Home Finds From Wayfair's Labor Day SaleThe arrival of Labor Day means it's nearly time to pack away those best-



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Labor of love: Vintage Vespa fans cling to the past in Pakistan

Labor of love: Vintage Vespa fans cling to the past in PakistanAs cheap Chinese-made motorbikes flood Pakistan's roads, fans of vintage Vespa scooters are scrambling to find spare parts and preserve models that hark back to a quieter, bygone era.



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The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights

The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor RightsIn the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their colleagues were killed on the job.



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This is what Melania Trump wore over Labor Day weekend

This is what Melania Trump wore over Labor Day weekendThe first lady traveled to back to Houston, Texas, on Saturday to visit the victims of Hurricane Harvey for the second time. Trump donned a $ 650 pair of Manolo Blahnik snakeskin pumps — again — and a $ 1,590 Ralph Lauren safari shirt dress as she was leaving the White House. The first lady, however, changed her ensemble upon arriving in Texas.



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Melania Trump slammed for wearing $2,300 Italian dress in President Trump's 'American-Made' Labor Day post

Melania Trump slammed for wearing $  2,300 Italian dress in President Trump's 'American-Made' Labor Day postLabor Day Weekend was packed with public engagements for the first family, who traveled to Houston for the second time to lend their support to Hurricane Harvey victims. Along with her husband, first lady Melania Trump spent time in Texas with the storm evacuees, handing out food and water to the masses of displaced families. Later the next day, President Trump and FLOTUS traveled back to D.C. together for a church service and family time.



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U.S. fuel shortages from Harvey to hamper Labor Day travel

U.S. fuel shortages from Harvey to hamper Labor Day travelBy Devika Krishna Kumar and Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) – Travelers and fuel suppliers across the United States braced for higher prices and shortages ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend as the country’s biggest fuel pipelines and refineries curb operations after Hurricane Harvey. Just six days after Harvey slammed into the heart of the U.S. energy industry in Texas, the effects are being felt not just in Houston, but also in Chicago and New York, and prices at the pump nationwide have hit a high for the year.



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