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Brandon Duncan

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, bragged about his “tremendous” support within unions. "The workers love me," he claimed.

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Sentiment on Trade Policy Is Shifting: TPP Is Bad Policy, After All

Sentiment on Trade Policy Is Shifting: TPP Is Bad Policy, After All

This year’s political campaign has forced the economics profession to reconsider the fraying orthodoxy of free trade.

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West Virginia AFL-CIO, Others Launching Legal Challenge of Right to Work

West Virginia AFL-CIO, Others Launching Legal Challenge of Right to Work

The West Virginia AFL-CIO has joined with several other unions representing the state's working people in launching a legal challenge of the Republican-led legislature’s "right to work" law.

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The Working People Weekly List

The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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Ahead of Mother’s Day, Pregnant Mom Discusses TPP Food Safety Fears in New AFL-CIO Trade Video

As Mother’s Day approaches, the AFL-CIO released a video featuring a pregnant mom who is concerned that the secrecy around food labeling and regulations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership could negatively impact her unborn child.

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The Economy Adds 160,000 Jobs in April, and Unemployment Is Unchanged at 5.0%

The Economy Adds 160,000 Jobs in April, and Unemployment Is Unchanged at 5.0%

The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April and unemployment was 5.0%, unchanged from March, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This continues the record string of months with job growth.

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Expanding the Fight for Racial Justice

Expanding the Fight for Racial Justice

In a new Medium article, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre and Johanna Hester, the president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), discuss the importance of fighting for racial justice in communities of color.

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OSHA Faced with Diminishing Resources in Their Efforts to Keep Working People Alive

 It would now take federal OSHA 145 years to inspect each workplace, compared with 84 years in 1992.

In 2016, we are reflecting on where we have come and where we are going. It is the 45th anniversary of the opening of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the 25th year the AFL-CIO has produced the Death on the Job report; and an election year. OSHA actually opened its doors 45 years ago on April 28, the date we now honor as Workers Memorial Day every year.

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Participate in the Letter Carriers' Annual Food Drive on May 14

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive is on May 14 this year. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

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Trump Seems to Be Fine with Outsourcing to Right to Work States

Trump Seems to Be Fine with Outsourcing to Right to Work States

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement and outsourcing in his Hoosier primary victory speech, which was typically long on style and short on substance. “We’re going to bring back our jobs and we’re going to keep our jobs,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee bloviated. "We’re not going to let companies leave.”

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