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Women Will Wait Until 2056 to See Pay Equity, Unless We Act Now Emmelle Israel, AFL-CIO Media Outreach fellow, sends us this. At the current rate, pay equity between men and women won’t occur for another 45 years, according to the Institute for …Continue reading →

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Boeing Decision on 737 Spurred by Union, Industry, State Effort The Boeing Co. considered several other locations before it announced this week that it will build its new generation 737 MAX at its Renton, Wash., facilities where skilled members of …Continue reading →

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APALA Members Join in Solidarity with Restaurant Workers Katrina Dizon, president of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)-DC, sends us this. APALA members joined a packed room at Eatonville Restaurant yesterday as the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC-United) released its …Continue reading →

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N.C. Republican Party Outsources Its Attacks on DNC to New Jersey This is a cross-post from the North Carolina State AFL-CIO. This lesson in hypocrisy brought to you by the letters “G-O-P.” Yesterday, the Republican-controlled General Assembly adopted an error-filled, non-binding …Continue reading →

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Addressing Income Inequality Is a Global Task The following is by John August, executive director of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions. Read the full version of his column at L&M Partnership. Many of us are pleased that the …Continue reading →

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Calpine Workers Petition for Union Election; Documents Delivered to NLRB in San Francisco     Calpine workers and IBEW supporters take a moment to celebrate just before delivering petition to the National Labor Relations Board in San Francisco. More photos below.     …Continue reading →

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Unions Take Up White House $4 Billion ‘Better Buildings Challenge’ At a White House event today featuring President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, AFT President Randi Weingarten represented labor leaders in joining university presidents and corporate executives in support …Continue reading →

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Unionists Denounce Qatar as Choice for 2012 Climate Change Talks AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council Director Bob Baugh, a member of a global union delegation led by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), sends us another in a series of reports …Continue reading →

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Gingrich: Poor Kids Only Work at Illegal Jobs It wasn’t enough for presidential wanna-be Newt Gingrich to push child labor by proposing that poor kids clean schools. Now he says children from low-income families only work when the “job” is illegal. …Continue reading →

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Jobless Rate Drops to 8.6%, Economy Adds 120,000 Jobs The nation’s unemployment rate in November fell to 8.6 percent down from October’s 9 percent and the lowest since March 2009. The economy added 120,000 jobs last month, according to the …Continue reading →

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