Post Tagged with: "middle class"

Study: Construction, Public Jobs Drive Rise in New York City Union Density

NEW YORK –Increasing employment in construction and already high density in education and public service jobs drove a rise in New York City union density in the last year and a half, reversing seven years of declines, a new study reveals. The City University of New York Graduate Center reports 24 percent of all workers within the city’s five boroughs […]

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House Democrats Set Plan To Aid Middle Class, Further Education

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader and other House Democrats unveiled their new economic agenda to mobilize the middle class on July 16.

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Trumka, Panelists Urge Economic Boosts For Workers, Middle Class

WASHINGTON –Disputing the pundits and the economic numbers that say the Great Recession has been over for years, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and a panel of pro-worker experts proposed a range of economic boosts for workers and the middle class.

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House GOP Jams Through Budget Blueprint Over Union, Dem Dissent

WASHINGTON –Brushing aside dissent and objections from unions, workers and the Democratic minority, the House’s ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on April 10.  Democrats opposed it 193-0.  Solons then scattered for a 2-week recess. The blueprint sets priorities for legislators as they start writing actual money […]

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Advocates Start Making Case For Minimum Wage Hike

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. —For seven years, Carolle Fleurio has been a cook at a family restaurant in Stockbridge, Ga.  It’s a nice place, she says, where people come in to enjoy the atmosphere and the meals she cooks. But one thing wrong with her job, Fleurio adds, is the pay.  She makes $8 an hour.  That’s only slightly more than the […]

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Makes Statement On 2012 Union Membership Numbers From Bureau of Labor Statistics

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka offered a statement explaining the urgent need for men and women to have their voices heard on the job. He discusses union membership and the impact it has on the economic outcome for all workers.

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