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Foot Cream Kills HIV

Ciclopirox, an antifungal lotion, has been found to defeat the virus in cell cultures, but it has yet to be tested on humans; Wall Street is stealing money from public workers’ pensions; meanwhile, the IOC has said it is “fully satisfied” that Russia’s anti-gay laws aren’t in violation of the Olympic charter. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Law Struck Down

A Wisconsin judge Friday repealed the state law supported by Gov. Scott Walker that ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers for more than a year.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Layoffs of Public Workers Harm Recovery

Although the private sector has made meager employment gains since the beginning of the long climb out of the recession, government jobs are disappearing at an accelerating rate.

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Christie and N.J. Lawmakers Show No Mercy for Public Workers

Republicans and a handful of “Christie Democrats” joined forces in New Jersey’s legislature on Thursday to punch through a bill that will require public workers to pay way more for their health insurance and pensions, curb unions’ collective bargaining rights and rob them of other crucial benefits. (more)

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 READ MORE



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Protests Continue in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Democratic lawmakers fled their state to avoid voting on a controversial anti-union bill that would boost public workers’ pension and medical contributions and deny them the right to collectively bargain. In Madison, meantime, thousands of protesters milled around the state Capitol building Friday in a fourth day of demonstrations.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 READ MORE


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