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Wells Fargo VP funding efforts to undermine consumer watchdog

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The following is from the Northwest Accountability Project: PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 23, 2016) — The Northwest Accountability Project this week called upon Wells Fargo to denounce the actions of Executive Vice President Jeffrey Grubb, who as a trustee of the Murdock Charitable Trust, is helping support the funding of organizations working to undermine the Consumer […]

Working for Trump only pays if you’re a white Wall Streeter

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NEW YORK CITY (Sept. 16, 2016) — It’s well-documented that if you work for Donald Trump, there’s a good chance you won’t get paid. That’s a pretty big deal to everybody — except the rich Wall Street financiers trying to help get him elected. Seven of the 13 white men on Donald Trump’s economic team […]

Lab researchers at Cal stand together, unionize with UAW

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(Sept. 16, 2016) – This week, California’s Public Employment Relations Board certified a petition filed by postdoctoral scholars working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) to join UAW Local 5810, the union representing postdocs at the University of California. This makes LBL is the first national lab in which postdoctoral scholars have successfully organized. Like […]

Join in the National Call-In Day to stop TPP

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(Sept. 14, 2016) — No matter what you hear about the Trans-Pacific Partnership being “dead,” don’t believe it! The Obama administration has announced it will seek passage of the corporate rights deal under the pretense that it will expand trade and create jobs. We’ve heard that one before. We’ve seen with our own eyes what […]

Historic new California law grants farm workers OT pay

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The following if from Arturo S. Rodriguez, President of the United Farm Workers of America: SACRAMENTO (Sept. 13, 2016) — Si Se Pudo!!! On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1066, our overtime for farm workers bill into law. I want to thank each and every one of you for the support that you gave […]

Unions: Working people standing together

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  (Sept. 7, 2016) — The video above — produced by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO for its new website WorkingPeopleStandingTogether.com — explains what unions are and why they are so necessary today. When workers have a union, they have a voice on the job. Working together, they negotiate good wages and working conditions so […]

Make your back-to-school shopping union-made

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The following is from AFL-CIO Now: (Aug. 26, 2016) — Around the country, classes are starting up again, students are getting ready to learn once more and parents are rushing out to buy the supplies their children need for school. When shopping for those necessary items, you can make sure that your purchases support working […]

Academic Student Employees hail major NLRB ruling

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‘Today’s ruling is a win for those of us who know that we are workers.’   The following is from UAW Local 4121: SEATTLE (Aug. 24, 2016) — In a 3-1 decision on Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned a 2004 decision and ruled that Graduate Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants at private […]

VoteVets launches campaign against privatization of veterans’ care

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The following is from VoteVets.org: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 24, 2016) — The largest progressive veterans group in America, VoteVets Action Fund, launched a $460,000 ad campaign on Tuesday, aimed at pressuring Congress to oppose any move to privatize veterans’ health care.  The ad, titled “Promise,” will run on national cable television for one week, as […]

‘Rock Against the TPP’ teach-in explains dangers of trade pact

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SEATTLE (Aug. 22, 2016) — On Friday at the ShowBox, musicians and activists gathered to use the power of music to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Digital activist group Fight For The Future organized Rock Against the TPP, which brought its free national tour to Seattle to raise awareness about the massive 12-nation trade […]

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