Post Tagged with: "Equality"

Inequality and the USA: A Nation in Denial?

JACKSON HOLE, Wyom. –America’s top central bankers didn’t make time for inequality at their annual hobnob in secluded Jackson Hole, Wyom., even though, for the first time, activists brought the issue right to their doorstep there. Over in Germany, the world’s Nobel Prize winners in economics did address the issue – but few Americans noticed.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, celebrating the historic bond between Labor and Civil Rights. For the two movements are truly one, in their unyielding commitment to equality and social justice. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity,” […]

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Unions, Allies, March for Jobs, Voting Rights on King March 50th Anniversary

Echoing the same themes as they did 50 years ago, thousands of unionists and their civil rights allies marched to the Lincoln Memorial on August 24, demanding jobs and freedom, particularly living wage jobs and voting rights.

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Statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council: A Call for Social and Economic Justice for Communities of Color

The labor movement gains its strength from our common belief that all people have intrinsic value and deserve dignity as their birthright, and that people of every race, religion, color and sexual orientation deserve access to the “American Dream.” This dream of equality, fairness, and opportunity — the dream of raising a family, of having a home, and making a […]

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President Diann Woodard’s Statement on DOMA

AFSA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The Labor Movement has a long history of fighting for equality under the law. And, although today’s rulings should be celebrated, we must realize there is far more work to be done to reach full equality for […]

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Unionists Back Same-Sex Marriage, In and Out of High Court

WASHINGTON —Inside and outside the U.S. Supreme Court, unionists backed the right of same-sex couples to marry as the justices held hearings on two separate cases on the issue. United for Marriage, an umbrella organization of gay rights supporters and activists, staged rallies outside the Supreme Court, drawing hundreds of people to its plaza.  They included members of unions in […]

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