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Holt Baker: Collective Action Key Tool to Building King’s Dream into Reality Most people remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary 1963 Washington, D.C, “I Have a Dream” speech. But what most don’t know, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker said at …Continue reading →

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Migrants’ Trade Union in South Korea Grows, Gains International Support Migrant workers face tremendous pressure and exploitation in dynamic and wealthy South Korea, reports the Solidarity Center’s Timothy Ryan. In one of the richest and the most Internet-wired countries in …Continue reading →

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N.H. Workers Prepare for Attack of Zombie Bills AFL-CIO communications staffer Nora Frederickson sends us this report. You’d think that New Hampshire’s Republican leadership would have gotten the picture already. When Gov. John Lynch vetoed their pet right …Continue reading →

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In Bastrop, Texas, a Union Member Steps Up Autumn has come and gone in Bastrop, Texas, but many of those who lost homes and possessions in the raging late-summer wildfires there still need help.  This week, Philip Lawhon …Continue reading →

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Texas Protesters Greet Wisconsin’s Walker This is a cross-post by Karen Hickey, communications director at  the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. Earlier today, more than 125 Texans greeted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on his fundraising trip to Austin. Walker …Continue reading →

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Climate Change Battle Plan Must Include Workers, Communities, Investors, Enviros AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told more than 400 leading investors at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions at the United Nations today that “The American labor movement …Continue reading →

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White House: Insource Jobs, Decrease Inequality Is it patriotic to ship America’s jobs overseas? President Obama doesn’t think so. He’s right, of course. We live in a globally connected world, but let’s face it: Home-grown corporations must …Continue reading →

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Hostess Bankruptcy Filing Hits 5,000 BCTGM Members Hostess Brands, the company that has brought us such iconically American snacks as Twinkies, yesterday filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time since 2004. But the move does more than affect our …Continue reading →

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Two Years After Quake, Haitians Have Few Jobs or a Living Wage Elizabeth Boomer of the AFL-CIO International Affairs Department sends us this report in conjunction with the Solidarity Center. Two years after a massive earthquake destroyed much of Haiti’s capital and …Continue reading →

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AFL-CIO’s King Observance Focuses on Economic, Social Justice   In Detroit—a historic crossroads for both the labor and civil rights movements—more than 550 activists and leaders of those movements will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King …Continue reading →

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