Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

Labor and United Way Partnership

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As the members of the United Way USA Board of Directors representing Organized Labor, we want to summarize the results of a series of conversations and meetings we’ve had with senior management of the United Way in light of recent … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Gawker Organizing Campaign

June 2, 2015 Tomorrow’s election by writers at Gawker represents an opportunity for workers to have a strong voice in our ever-changing digital economy. The newsroom of the future will be staffed with the bright young minds who have led … Continue reading

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Show us the Jobs!

(Washington, DC, Tuesday, June 2) – Today, under the backdrop of a huge “Show Us the Text, Show Us the Jobs” banner, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre gathered with critics of Fast Track and the … Continue reading

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Join us to protest Joni Ernst’s fundraiser — featuring the worst of the GOP’s 2016 contenders!

Ever since Joni Ernst ran for U.S. Senate, she has been consistent in one thing her right-wing extremist views on almost everything under the sun. She’s proudly anti-abortion, anti-poor, anti-immigrant, and anti-LGBT… and she’ll take a campaign check from almost … Continue reading

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National Call-in against Fast Track and TPP

From:  Richard L. Trumka   As you know, after being stalled for weeks, Fast Track was approved by the Senate last Friday. The bill now goes to the House, where the vote is expected to be tight – and we … Continue reading

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Outline of budget deal released: ‘We chose compromise over gridlock’

DES MOINES – Iowa Senate leaders today released more details about a joint agreement that balances the state budget responsibly and continues efforts to grow Iowa’s middle class. “This agreement is the result of bipartisan negotiations where Democrats fought hard … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 03 Int’l Ladies Garment Workers Union founded – 1900 A federal child labor law, enacted two years earlier, was declared unconstitutional – 1918 (The Essential Guide To Federal Employment Laws, 4th edition: Find out what federal laws are on … Continue reading

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