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AFL-CIO Hosts Lunchtime Immigration and Globalization Discussions in DC

AFL-CIO Hosts Lunchtime Immigration and Globalization Discussions in DC

Please join the AFL-CIO for a series of informal lunchtime sessions to learn more about Common Sense Economics—our new mass education initiative designed to influence and inspire conversations and actions. Bring your lunch and join a conversation about how: Working people can and must change the direction of our economy, Economic outcomes are a result of political choices, and Working […]

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Survey: Great Recession Leaves Workers ‘Unhappy, Worried and Pessimistic’

NEWARK, N.J. –The Great Recession was so bad for workers that it has apparently left them “unhappy, worried and pessimistic” about the present state of the economy, their own jobs and prospects, and the future, a new survey says. The survey, of 1,013 adults this summer by the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., paints a […]

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Ironworkers Quickly Jump To Aid Workers Left Jobless And Without Pay By Non-Union Contractor’s Closure

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.–Proving once again that unionists jump to the aid of all workers – union or not – the Ironworkers are trying to find jobs for 280 non-union colleagues left high and dry without pay when a large non-union Michigan contractor suddenly shut its doors last month. And the union hopes they’ll eventually become members, too.

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Fast Food Workers Take Next Step, Create National Union

VILLA PARK, Ill.–Fast food workers nationwide, realizing their 1-day strikes did not convince employers to yield on giving them a living wage, are taking the next step: Creating a national union, uniting their local campaigns for living wages and the right to organize. The 1,300-1,500 delegates from fast food chains around the country set that goal in their meeting in late July in the Chicago suburb of Villa Park – near the Elmhurst corporate headquarters of the largest fast food chain, McDonald’s.

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For the Record: AFL-CIO President Trumpka on the Free Riders Case

WASHINGTON —AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who has a law degree, issued the following statement on Harris vs. Quinn, the fee-payers/free riders case:

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CWA’s Cohen: ‘Connect the Dots’ Between Congressional Rules, Blocked Issues

WASHINGTON (PAI)–Unions and their allies must “connect the dots” between gummed-up congressional rules and the lack of legislation that helps workers, voters, women and their allies, Communications Workers President Larry Cohen says.

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N.C. Capitol Police Arrest AFGE’S Cox During Workers’ Rights Protest

RALEIGH, N.C.–North Carolina capitol police, obeying a GOP-passed law restricting access to the state capitol building in Raleigh, arrested American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) President J. David Cox during the latest “Moral Monday” protest there – this one dedicated to workers’ rights.

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‘Wal-Mart Moms’ Descend on Retailer’s Annual Meeting, Following Walkouts

Fed up with low wages, part-time hours, lousy benefits and lack of respect on the job, hundreds of “Wal-Mart Moms” descended on the monster retailer’s annual meeting June 5 in Bentonville, Ark. That came after a day of Wal-Mart worker walkouts from stores nationwide. Another protest, led by the AFL-CIO, was in D.C., on June 6.

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Jobless Rate in May at 6.3%; Private Firms Claim to Create 216K Jobs

U.S. unemployment was 6.3% in May, unchanged from the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Private companies claimed to create 216,000 new jobs, a separate BLS survey showed, while governments added 1,000.

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Scholar Floats Radical Plan: Repeal Most of National Labor Relations Act, Turn Unions, Workers Loose in Streets, Courts

WASHINGTON –The National Labor Relations Act is so weak, hamstrung, antiquated and encumbered with pro-business provisions and court rulings that Congress should repeal almost all of it and turn unions and workers loose in the streets and the courts, a labor law scholar says. Marion Crain, co-author of a new book on economic inequality and fragility – of workers and […]

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