Heart of DARKness

Protesters marched against Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Portland, Ore., in May / AP

They came into Washington, D.C., from 10 states and three countries. They painted their faces with the greens and blues that Nature gave us and donned bandanas of Satan’s black and red. They hoisted signs accented by the prettiest rainbows. They let their Movember beard growth continue unabated, their greasy dirty blonde hair remain unwashed. They amassed before the steps of Congress. Wednesday December 10, 2014 will go down in history as the day that rich white people finally had their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

Suit: We Were Bilked By SEIU

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Two California healthcare workers are suing their local union and the government for illegally collecting dues payments.

Jeffery Lum and Andrew Li are leading a class action lawsuit against SEIU Local 521, alleging that the union illegally docked their paychecks for dues money. Lum and Li are pharmacists at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a county-owned hospital that primarily serves Medicaid, Medicare, and Obamacare beneficiaries, as well as trauma patients.

Minimum Wage Maximum Unemployment

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Minimum wage hikes hurt the people that politicians claim to help, according to a new study.

University of California at San Diego professors Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Wither found that the $7.25 minimum wage passed in 2007 contributed to job losses for entry level and low-skilled workers. The wages may have been high on paper, but the take home pay for workers fell during the first three years of the new wage.