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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 hold signs as they picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Less white and less male: Labor movement finds new support

07/03/13 03:12PM

A new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press undermines the popular image of unionists as burly, white, middle-aged men. In fact, Pew found that labor unions had the highest approval ratings among women, people of color, and young people between the ages of 18 and 29. Whites and retirees held a majority unfavorable opinion of organized labor, while approval among men was just one percentage higher than disapproval. Higher support among women and people of color should come as no surprise, said City University of New York sociologist Penny Lewis. read more


#click3 Times may change, outfits don't

07/02/13 08:48PM

1. We wish we could fit into our high school finery. One Texas teacher did. He wore the same outfit for his yearbook photo every year for 40 years. 2. Local New York reporter, Roger Clark did this: 3. Kentucky's Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, will take on Mitch McConnell in 2014. McConnell introduced Lundergan Grimes to voters with this gem: read more

Testimony Day 6: Zimmerman tapes played

Testimony Day 6: Zimmerman tapes played

07/02/13 08:44PM

Day 6 of witness testimony saw George Zimmerman tell his side of the story through police investigation videos introduced by the prosecution. Chris Hayes looks at the implications of this evidence with  Michael Eric Dyson, Karen DeSoto, and Danielle... watch

Pennsylvania Governor bucks Medicaid...

Pennsylvania Governor bucks Medicaid expansion

07/02/13 08:18PM

Gov. Tom Corbett opposes the expansion of Medicaid in his state, joining 20 other states who are rejecting federal money that would be used to provide health insurance to low income people. Chris Hayes talks to Nicole Lamoreaux of the National... watch

When a reporter talks to a racist

When a reporter talks to a racist

07/02/13 08:00PM

Staff writer for The American Prospect, Jamelle Bouie, received a racist email and instead of disregarding it, he decided to start a dialogue with its author. He joins All In to reflect. watch

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All In Agenda: North Carolina to suppress the vote

07/02/13 06:18PM

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are not wasting time making changes to state voting laws following the Supreme Court’s decision last week tearing down the Voting Rights Act. GOP leaders in the Republican-controlled state have indicated that they plan to push forward with a voter ID law, as well as ending same-day voting registration, early voting and Sunday voting. While voting rights advocates and civil rights groups agree that these changes will likely hurt minority turnout, an increasingly vocal group of Republicans seems unperturbed. These conservatives, including Rep. read more

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during his final State of the City speech at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 14, 2013. (Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Race-based policing 'from California to the New York island'

07/02/13 05:57PM

Today is the 49th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the 1964 Act was a seminal piece of anti-discrimination legislation and paved the way for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But much of the institutional racism quelled by the Civil Rights Act some 50 years ago has resurfaced in a different form. read more

Federally contracted workers march in a protest against alleged wage theft and worker intimidation by Ronald Reagan Building employers on July 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy

Second service workers strike hits Ronald Reagan Building in Washington

07/02/13 03:02PM

UPDATED, 4:40 PM Dozens of food and other service workers at Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Building, which houses federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and General Services Administration (GSA), took to the street Tuesday in a one-day strike to protest low wages. It is the second strike in the nation's capital in the last two months by federally contracted service workers. Good Jobs Nation, the labor group working to organize those employees, is demanding that the Department of Labor investigate employers in the building for wage theft and worker harassment, too. read more

The National Security Agency (NSA) logo is shown on a computer screen inside the Threat Operations Center at the NSA in Fort Meade, Maryland, January 25, 2006. U.S. President George W. Bush visited the ultra-secret National Security Agency on Wednesday...

Before PRISM there was Total Information Awareness

07/02/13 10:30AM

This week, not only is Barack Obama and his family in Africa, but so too is George W. Bush, along with his wife Laura. The couple were renovating a health clinic in Zambia when they decided to gift us all with some rare post-retirement facetime. And President Bush took the opportunity to weigh in on the massive domestic surveillance scheme known as PRISM that began under his watch and remained secret until last month when information about the program, leaked by Edward Snowden, was published by the Guardian and the Washington Post. read more


#click3 She's just Jenny from The Block

07/01/13 08:46PM

1. David Petraeus, former CIA director, had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Now he's teaching a course at City University of New York. For $200,000. That's a public university by the way. That gig typically pays less than $3,000. read more