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D.C. Residents Can Now Support Good Jobs with Every Dollar They Spend

D.C. Residents Can Now Support Good Jobs with Every Dollar They Spend

The American middle class is at risk, with rising income inequality, the continued loss of good jobs and retirement security vanishing. As workers fight back by organizing at workplaces across the country, they now have another tool that reaches every American, a powerful good jobs consumer movement that promotes the interests of America’s workers and high-road businesses while ensuring the growth of the nation’s economy.

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Young New Jersey Workers Look to Past for Clues for Future

More than 25 young workers in New Jersey took a step back in history during a tour of the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark in Haledon. By understanding the past, young workers are developing the knowledge necessary to ensure a robust future for the labor movement. This is an ongoing theme of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Young Workers program, and we thank Passaic County Youth Engagement in Solidarity (YES), the Passaic County Labor Council, the American Labor Museum and union affiliates for making this special event possible.

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A Trade Pact in the Corporate Interest

Fast Track is “a blank check for yet another ‘free trade’ deal, with the same inadequate safeguards as previous failed deals,” write AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs and Ralph Gomory, a New York University research professor and president emeritus of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in a recent Hufffington Post column.  

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N.J. AFL-CIO Proud to Be Part of Pension Funding Fight Before State Supreme Court

N.J. AFL-CIO Proud to Be Part of Pension Funding Fight Before State Supreme Court

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our affiliated public employee unions in the fight for state pension funding before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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Reminder: Saturday Is Your Chance to Make a Difference

Reminder: Saturday Is Your Chance to Make a Difference

Don't forget your chance to make a difference in the lives of people in your community by participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC's) 23rd annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. This Saturday, May 9, letter carriers around the country will lead the largest one-day food drive in the United States. Last year, they collected more than 72 million pounds of food (bringing the all-time total since the drive began in 1993 to a staggering 1.3 billion pounds of food collected and distributed).  

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Tufts Students' Hunger Strike Seeks Justice and Jobs for Janitors

Photo by Sofia Adams

Five students at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., are continuing their hunger strike that began May 3 to protest the university’s plan to cut its janitorial staff by 17%, by firing one in six janitorial workers in early June.

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Worker Wins Update: Workers Fly High, Win Big Through Major Organizing Efforts

Photo courtesy Dennis Skley on Flickr

Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.

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Thank a #UnionMom This Week Because Union Moms Are Awesome

Thank a #UnionMom This Week Because Union Moms Are Awesome

Can we just talk about how awesome our union moms are for a minute? Like the notes she placed in your lunch bag. You may have hid them from your friends, but you secretly loved them. And those mom-hugs with special powers to brighten even the worst days. Or the way she balanced a full-time job, all while dealing with your drama (also a full-time job).

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The 2015 Labor Media Contest Is Now Open

The 2015 Labor Media Contest Is Now Open

Once again, it is time for the annual International Labor Communications Association's Labor Media Contest, North America's largest yearly competition for labor communicators and journalists. If you are interested in participating, you can do so online any time between now and the entry deadline of May 22, 2015.

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State Battles Roundup

Photo of the NY State Capitol, courtesy Wally Gobetz on Flickr

In many states, legislative sessions have recently ended or are about to end, which means tons of legislation, both good and bad, is moving, providing opportunities for working families and their allies to pass laws that will help make people's lives easier or stop laws that will make things worse. Here is a look at some of the key state battles that could be on the agenda this week or next.

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