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Brazilian airport workers strike for higher wages; flights unaffected

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thousands of Brazilian airport workers went on strike on Wednesday to demand higher wages, although contingency plans kept flights running on time, according to state airport agency Infraero.Full story

Fast food strike wave continues in the shadow of Detroit bankruptcy

"The problem that Detroit has is not the problem of a deficit and debt," says Reverend Charles Williams II. "The problem is we need reinvestment, we need jobs." Full story

The Big Mac case to raise the minimum wage

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains why McDonald's will still make more money if they give their workers a higher salary. Full story

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Fast food workers kick-off multi-city protests for higher pay

Can fast food workers get a higher minimum wage?

U.S. fast food workers kick-off multi-city protests for higher pay

Fast-food workers in NYC stage strikes, rallies

Fast food workers strike: ‘I can’t afford my shoes or rent’

Seattle mayor urges workers to report wage theft

Japan prices turn higher, but BOJ's goal remains tall order

Fast food worker: We go hungry

All In agenda: Raising the minimum wage

Neb. lawmaker to propose higher state minimum wage

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  The case to raise the minimum wage

Fast food workers are taking their grievances to the street this week, striking and rallying for higher wages. Restaurant companies say that would cause prices to spike. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has more in his latest Rewrite.

  Obama pushes a grand bargain

Nia-Malika Henderson and James Peterson join Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss the president’s big speech on the economy and the debate over how to improve the economy.

  Bill de Blasio: ‘It’s time for Weiner to step aside’

The NYC Democratic candidate joins Morning Joe to explain how he will turn the focus of the mayoral race back on service and schools. De Blasio also shares his thoughts on the “Stop and Frisk” policy calling it “corrosive.”

  How Henry Ford doubled wages and became a national hero

Author Richard Snow joins Morning Joe to discuss "I Invented the Modern Age," his new book on Henry Ford, Ford's insistence on paying factory workers a living wage, the invention of the assembly line and the invention of the Model T car.

  Obama will give economic speech at an Amazon warehouse

President  Barack Obama is slated to give a speech at an Amazon.com warehouse in Chattanooga, Tenn. The online retailer will provide 5,000 jobs at similar facilities across the country. The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich, The Nation’s Ar

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