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App-based driver advocacy groups say they anticipated the National Labor Relations Board decision announced on Tuesday. The NLRB declared Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Some 50,000 hospitality workers could walk off the job as early as next month, potentially jeopardizing the Las Vegas tourist industry. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, shown here at January's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, is calling for an end to auditions at private hotel rooms or homes. Vince Bucci/Invision/AP hide caption

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Workers pull pipes from an oil well in 2016 near Crescent, Okla. The oil industry wants to attract a new, more diverse generation of workers, but a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult. J Pat Carter/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem

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Tea leaf pickers in the Indian tea industry are nearly all women, and in the southern tea-growing state of Kerala, they earn the lowest daily minimum wage of any sector in the state. They work six days a week rain or shine. But J. Rajeshwari (right) helped mobilize the female worforce. "We couldn't feed ourselves or educate our children, so we organized," she says. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

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Hillary Clinton addresses the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, during its National Leadership Conference in 2007. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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How One Woman Found The Courage To Say No To Domestic Abuse

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