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TODAY’S TOPICS: Nov. 7. 2014

In the way: In a letter to the editor, NALC President Fredric Rolando explained how political interference is the reason behind the Postal Service's red ink, not digital diversion. (The Buffalo News)

The (labor) force awakens: Unions remain a positive influence in raising salaries, finding new avenues for expansion in cities such as Los Angeles, where more workers have access to better wages and working conditions. A greater emphasis on living wages seems to be a key ingredient in these success stories. (The New York Times)

Take a hike: The passage of minimum wage laws in traditionally conservative states as well as a number of large cities may be a sign that Americans are coming around on the notion that a rising tide raises all boats. (Christian Science Monitor)