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‘Union difference’ even more important for families of color

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2018) — A new report from the Center for American Progress shows that union membership helps increase wealth and prosperity for families of color. The research comes on top of recent polls showing that more and more people are embracing the powerful benefits of collective bargaining. Here are some of the […]

Tell Congress: NAFTA needs enforceable labor standards

Sign the petition urging Congress to prioritize workers in new trade deal   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 11, 2018) — On Aug. 31, the Trump administration gave Congress a notice of “intent to sign” a new free-trade agreement with Mexico in late November — 90 days from the announcement. Currently, the deal does not include Canada […]

No job loss from higher minimum wages, report finds

In the first-ever evaluation of $10-plus minimum wages in 6 cities, a new UC-Berkeley study finds that lifting the wage floor has had a big impact on pay, with no significant employment reductions.   BERKELEY, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2018) — While this Labor Day marks a year of little or no wage gains for most […]

Trump, GOP move to freeze federal civilian workers’ pay

His move, supported by House Republicans, comes just months after they passed a $1.4 trillion tax giveaway to corporations and the wealthy, which has failed to create jobs or raise wages.   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 31, 2018) — President Trump announced Thursday that he would cancel cost-of-living pay raises for civilian workers across the federal […]

Labor applauds ruling against Trump federal employee orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 27, 2018) — In a landmark decision, a federal judge has ruled that President Trump violated the U.S. Constitution and laws providing checks and balances in the federal government by attempting to deny more than 2 million federal workers their legal right to representation. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District […]

Labor in the Climate Transition conference Sept. 12 in Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. — Labor leaders, elected officials and community leaders from across the nation will gather for the Labor in the Climate Transition conference hosted by the UC Berkeley Labor Center on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley, immediately prior to the start of the Global Climate Action Summit in San […]

AFT report IDs companies that profit from family separations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 20, 2018) — One of the most heartbreaking news stories of 2018 is the Trump administration’s decision to separate undocumented immigrant families that enter the United States. The AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and other advocates for working people have condemned this policy and called for families to be reunited. As part of […]

Oppose anti-union rule for home health care workers

The deadline is Aug. 13 to submit comments opposing CMS rule change    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration has proposed changing federal rules at the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to prohibit payroll deduction for union dues for individual providers of home health care. Over the last 15 years, home care workers […]

When back-to-school shopping, make sure you buy union!

(Aug. 9, 2018) — Stores are setting up their back-to-school sales for parents to purchase supplies that their students need for the academic year that begins in the coming weeks. When you do your shopping, make sure you buy school supplies that support good jobs because they are union-made in America! Here is a list, […]

Congress: Block privatization of America’s Postal Service!

UPDATE (Aug. 30, 2018) — Since this call to action was first posted on Aug. 2, every Democratic member of Washington’s congressional delegation — Reps. Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith and Denny Heck — have signed on as co-sponsors to HR 993 to ensure that the U.S. Postal Service remains an independent […]


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