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Supreme Court Rejects Anti-Worker Attack in Friedrichs Ruling

Supreme Court Rejects Anti-Worker Attack in Friedrichs Ruling

The Supreme Court today rejected an attempt by wealthy special interests to restrict the voices of America’s teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and others who provide vital services for our communities. The court issued a 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, upholding a lower court ruling in favor of working people and their right to join together to build a better future for their families.

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California's on the Rise: Winners and Losers of the Week

Image courtesy Raise the Wage Sacramento on Twitter

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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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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Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working in a Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country

Photo courtesy the Kheel Center on Flickr

I have a hard time watching this and not getting terribly angry. Those 123 young women and 23 men who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, deserve to be remembered. But we're watching it happen all over again in developing countries that supply Walmart, Gap, and other marketing and retail giants. Sorry/not sorry, I'm mad as hell, and I wish we could live in a world where we didn't have to take this anymore. Warning: some violent images.

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Who Benefits from Private Courts in the TPP? We’ll Give You One Guess

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership sets up private “corporate courts,” with few rules, that are only open for multinational companies to sue countries. Nearly all the winnings in these "corporate courts" go to the world’s biggest corporations and richest people—and most of the rest goes to the lawyers who work in these tribunals, according to a new study.

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105 Years Later, We Remember the Triangle Fire and Its Role in the Fight for Worker Safety

105 Years Later, We Remember the Triangle Fire and Its Role in the Fight for Worker Safety

It’s March and, though the old adage is that the month comes in like a lion and goes out as a lamb, for women, this is also a month to celebrate our strength and to remember our sisters who helped pave the way for us.

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AFL-CIO Applauds New Lifesaving Silica Dust Rules

AFL-CIO Applauds New Lifesaving Silica Dust Rules

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issuing new workplace silica standards.

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Remembering the Impact of SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard passed away this week at the age of 71. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement.

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Unions Push Right to Work off the Table in Kentucky

Unions Push Right to Work off the Table in Kentucky

Think voting really doesn’t matter? Talk to a pair of Kentucky labor leaders, and they'll tell you otherwise.

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Union Plus Offers Assistance for Program Participants Impacted by Louisiana Storms and Flooding

Union Plus Offers Assistance for Program Participants Impacted by Louisiana Storms and Flooding

Union members living in areas impacted by severe storms and widespread flooding in Louisiana (click here for a list of designated areas) and who have had a Union Plus Credit Cardmortgage or qualifying insurance policy for at least a year may be eligible for $500 Disaster Relief Grants.

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