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The Stories Behind Flight Attendants' Organizing Efforts at JetBlue

Flight attendants at JetBlue Airlines are organizing for a vote to be represented by the Transport Workers (TWU) and in the latest video from the union, we hear the compelling stories of the flight attendants and why they are organizing. To read more about the campaign, visit the organizing site for the flight attendants.

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Modern Day Rosies: Women at the Workplace at Nippon Sharyo

Jennifer Svenkerud, at a rally sharing her story with the public. Photo courtesy Progress Illinois

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter inspired women to take on jobs traditionally held by men, with the iconic slogan declaring “We can do it!” Modern day Rosie the Riveters are still doing it, working hard as electricians, assembly technicians and quality inspectors at transit equipment manufacturing facilities such as the Illinois rail car factory of Nippon Sharyo.

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Tonight’s GOP Debate: Top 5 What You’re Likely to Hear, And What You Won’t

Tonight’s GOP Debate: Top 5 What You’re Likely to Hear, And What You Won’t

Tonight, the Top 10 most popular Republican candidates (according to Fox News, of course) will take the stage for the inaugural primary debate for the 2016 election. It should be a party.

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Trumka: Voting Rights Act is Crucial to Ensuring Every Voice is Heard at the Ballot Box

Trumka: Voting Rights Act is Crucial to Ensuring Every Voice is Heard at the Ballot Box

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in honor of the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Voting Rights Act.

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Trumka: New SEC Rule Will Expose Whether CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Is Out of Balance

Photo courtesy Fighting for Our Health on Flickr

In an op-ed for CNN, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discusses the importance of increasing transparency in what companies pay their CEOs. He says that something is "terribly wrong" in the way our system currently works and that, at a minimum, the first step toward improving the situation is to reduce the secrecy around what these big corporations are doing. 

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Demanding Guestworker Reforms Is Pro-Immigrant

Our country is addicted to cheap labor, and our broken immigration system helps to feed the addiction. Immigrant workers themselves are not to blame for stagnant wages in our country. The problem is caused by employers who put profits ahead of people, and trample rights and drive down standards in the process.

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Common Sense Economics: A Call to Action for Young Workers This Election Season

Jennifer Higgins of AFT Local 1904 and Carli Meneses, president of IAM Local 2339N, lead a Common Sense Economics session for young workers at IBEW 94 in Hightstown, N.J.

Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 94 in Mercer County, N.J., became a classroom recently for young workers taking part in Common Sense Economics, led by Jennifer Higgins of AFT Local 1904 and Carli Meneses, president of Machinists (IAM) Local 2339N.

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Guardian U.S. Writers Vote to Join The NewsGuild-CWA

Last week, writers and staff members of the Guardian's U.S. office voted unanimously to join The NewsGuild-CWA. Recent weeks have seen a flurry in successful organizing activity at digital media outlets, with Salon and Gawker also having similar votes.

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What Union Members Are Doing This Week

What Union Members Are Doing This Week

Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing around the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.

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Learn More About the Working People Who Would Get a Raise Under an Overtime Rule Update

Learn More About the Working People Who Would Get a Raise Under an Overtime Rule Update

The Economic Policy Institute has produced detailed information about the 13.5 million salaried working people and their families who would benefit from the Labor Department’s proposed overtime eligibility rules.

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