Workers Demand Better Jobs, Pay On May Day

ISTANBUL - Activists marking international worker's day Sunday staged a massive march of 200,000 in Turkey's capital and rallied in cities around the world to demand more jobs, better work conditions and higher wages.

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    11/22/2014 - 4:52 am | View Website
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