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Dozen states, cities ringing in New Year with minimum wage increases

With the turning of the calendar to 2013, ten states and two large cities have increased their minimum wage for low-wage workers. Is your city or state one of them?

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Plight of restaurant workers making dining out unappetizing

Stressed waiter leaving restaurant kitchen with plateIt was recently restaurant week here in Washington, DC, when participating restaurants make dining out a little more affordable by offering discounted price-fixed meals. Eating out is a special treat for many consumers, but what about workers? NCL staff hit the streets leafletting downtown DC to let restaurant customers in on some facts about what workers in the industry experience -- and it turned many consumers' stomachs.

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Will there be a Super Bowl next year?

What will the NFL owner/player dispute mean for consumers and workers?

Now that the dust has finally settled on the tense Steelers v. Packers Super Bowl match-up, football fans across the country are forced to contemplate the possibility that the Packers win could be the last NFL game to air in quite some time. League owners have been sparring with players over labor and payment issues that, if remain unresolved, could lead to a player lockout and the cancellation of the 2011 football season. Whose side are you on?

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