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Shuler: Fresh Generation of Activists Needed to Turn America Around The economic and social problems, the hate and the fear we see around us today can only be solved by a fresh generation of committed, smart, tireless and creative activists, …Continue reading →

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Next Up Young Workers Summit: Helping Those in Need     Nearly 800 young working people, activists and students from across the country kicked off the AFL-CIO Next Up Young Workers Summit in Minneapolis today by doing what union members do …Continue reading →

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School Supply Drive by Saginaw Labor Council to Kick Off United Way Campaign   AFL-CIO Community Services Director Will Fischer sends us this report. More than 90 children received school supply bags through donations of union members in 10 locals from Saginaw County, …Continue reading →

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Health Care Costs Rising; Employers Pass Increases to Working People   The Kaiser Family Foundation”s  latest survey of health care costs shows half of workers at small firms with individual policies now face annual deductibles of $1,000 or more. In …Continue reading →

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Amazon.com’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Working Conditions What do workers at Amazon.com and the brutal existence of the Joads in the Depression-era “Grapes of Wrath” have in common? Writing at Bloomberg, columnist and MSNBC commentator Ezra Klein makes …Continue reading →

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Here’s How to Make Wall Street Pay for Wrecking the Economy Three years into the nation’s brutal recession, America’s workers continue to suffer from massive joblessness, skyrocketing foreclosures and weak buying power. But Wall Street—with corporations sitting on $2 trillion in cash—hasn’t paid …Continue reading →

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If You’re a Young Worker, Speak Out About Jobs!   Kurston Cook, with the AFL-CIO, is in Minneapolis and sends us this. Some 800 young workers from across the country are convening in Minneapolis today through Sunday for the AFL-CIO …Continue reading →

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Watch Live Webcast of Shuler and Solis at Next Up Summit     Lucas Neff             RJ Mitte          AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will kick off the …Continue reading →

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Why the Maine Mural Matters Jeffrey Neil Young, an attorney representing (pro bono) the artists suing Maine to reinstall the mural to the state’s Department of Labor, writes today in the Portland [Maine] Press Herald …Continue reading →

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UAW Members Ratify New GM Contract Members of the UAW working at General Motors Co. (GM) voted by two-to-one to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with the company. The two sides had reached a tentative agreement …Continue reading →

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