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Nabisco Worker Addresses Democratic Drafting Committee in Washington

The 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee on Thursday in Washington held its second session of the Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum, the first in a series of regional events designed to engage every voice in the Democratic Party. Platform Drafting Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Rev. Leah D. Daughtry led the forum. The committee heard from policy experts as well as Democrats from all walks of life in an effort to inform the Democratic National Platform.

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Workers at Global Labor Meeting Protest the Removal of Brazil's Democratically Elected President

Workers at Global Labor Meeting Protest the Removal of Brazil's Democratically Elected President

Workers from many countries this week made clear they reject the process in Brazil to remove democratically elected president Dilma Rousseff. Workers from around the world unite every June at the annual International Labor Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, to debate with governments and employers and defend workers' rights. While this year's meetings have focused on improving wages and conditions in global supply chains, worker delegations took the opportunity to make their opinions known when the interim government of Brazil's minister of labor began to address the plenary on Wednesday.

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The Advocate: North Carolina's Transgender Discrimination Bill Hurts Everyone

The Advocate: North Carolina's Transgender Discrimination Bill Hurts Everyone

The Advocate has a piece by Catalina Velasquez, director of People For the American Way Foundation's "Young People For" program, that explains why the recently passed transgender discrimination law in North Carolina hurts everyone, not just the direct targets of the legislation.

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Trumka: Donald Trump Puts Greed Over Working People

Trumka: Donald Trump Puts Greed Over Working People

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka commented on Donald Trump’s meeting with Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), warning that the meeting shows that Trump is siding with the 1% on Wall Street instead of working people.

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Saddled with Student Debt? Blame Your State Legislature

Saddled with Student Debt? Blame Your State Legislature

A report out from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities details the drastic cuts made to state public higher education budgets since the start of the Great Recession in 2008.

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'20 People Control More Wealth Than Half the Population': Trumka Addresses the Democratic Platform Committee

Richard Trumka at the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention

When working people come together in union to create a better life, America thrives. 

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee this morning detailing the steps we need to take to ensure a bright and prosperous future for America's working people. 

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How Low Would We Go for TPP?

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the huge new 12-country trade deal, raises the question: How low would we go to get the next NAFTA-style deal?

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The 'Big Shoulders' That Build the New York City Skyline

The 'Big Shoulders' That Build the New York City Skyline

Have you ever wondered about the men and women who spend their days building and maintaining the skyscrapers that make New York City's famous skyline? The New York Times did. In a beautiful photo essay, the newspaper meets the union members who build the city, from lather Jonathan Schulterbrandt to plumber Myriam Giraldo and many others.

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‘We Will Not Sit on the Sidelines’: John Legend’s Proposal for Ending Mass Incarceration

I was fortunate to grow up in a union household. I know how important they are for families and communities. 

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What Is Dodgin' Donald Hiding? Winners and Losers of the Week

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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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