Daily Archives: June 14, 2016

Flag Day

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Postal Banking – An Idea whose time has come (again)

The USPS Office of Inspector General sparked quite a controversy when it published a white paper in January 2014 that endorsed a concept postal unions have quietly supported for years: The Postal Service should provide basic financial services to the 68 … Continue reading

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Statement of AFL-CIO Leadership on Orlando Massacre

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(Washington, DC, June 13, 2016) – Today AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre released the following statement in response to the murder of 49 people at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando.   … Continue reading

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Strengthening the State of Women

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In 2016, women are rising to the top in every field and industry, and breaking down boundaries that held former generations back. There is no denying progress has been made, but being a working woman still comes with enormous challenges. … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 15 The Metal Trades Department of what is now the AFL-CIO is founded – 1908 The Congress of Industrial Organizations expels the Fur and Leather Workers union and the American Communications Association for what it describes as communist activities … Continue reading

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