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More than 60% of the current pilots working at Delta Air Lines are veterans. I also was very fortunate to start my aviation career as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.   

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Pension Expert: Wall St. Fees a Losing Investment for N.J. Taxpayers

The $1.5 billion in fees the state of New Jersey paid to Wall Street pension fund managers over the past five years was an unwise use of taxpayer money, concludes a nationally known investment expert who analyzed pension investment returns and fund management fees.

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Worker Wins Update: From the Newsroom to the Nail Salon, Workers Earn Huge Wins

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

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Sen. Warren to SEC Chair White: 'Your Leadership of the Commission Has Been Extremely Disappointing'

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In a blistering 13-page letter released earlier this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White to task for a series of broken promises made around the time of her confirmation. At the top of Warren’s list—the commission’s ongoing failure to finalize a rule requiring companies to disclose the gap between their CEOs' pay and that of the median worker.

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ATU Calls for D.C. Streetcar Workers to Be Rehired and Service to Finally Open

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For Washington, D.C., residents, the long-rumored streetcar in the H Street corridor may seem like a mythical creature. We've heard about it for years. We've seen the tracks. We've even seen streetcars going down H Street with no passengers in them. Lots of people have been left wondering what's going on and why things are taking so long. The culprit, it seems, is a common impediment to progress across the country—outsourcing.

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Today Is the National Call-In Day to Stop Fast Track

The time to stop Fast Track is now or never. This terrible trade negotiation policy recently passed in the Senate. And now that Congress is back from vacation, its expected to bring Fast Track to a vote any day now. Some of our lawmakers already have committed to stand with their wealthy campaign donors and support Fast Track. But many of our elected officials still can be moved—especially if we remind them that we vote.

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Gawker Staffers to Vote on Joining Writers Guild of America, East

Gawker Staffers to Vote on Joining Writers Guild of America, East

On Wednesday June 3, 120 editorial staffers at Gawker Media will vote on whether or not to unionize. Gawker was one of the websites that helped modernize digital journalism, and the vote is an important step in modernizing labor relations at digital employers. The Gawker vote will be the first such vote at a digital-only news outlet.

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Grasping at Straws—Why Runaway CEO Pay Can’t Be Wished Away

It is no longer debatable that the United States is suffering from runaway economic inequality. It also is no longer debatable that the reason is broad-based wage stagnation for the majority of Americans, as incomes for the top 10% continue to rise.

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Working Families Ask to Read Text of TPP; Trade Rep. Locks the Door

Today, America's working families asked some big questions of supporters of Fast Track trade authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). At 10 a.m., working families, labor leaders, members of Congress and community allies gathered at the AFL-CIO headquarters, behind the White House, and unveiled a giant banner with two simple requests.

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This Map Makes It Pretty Clear Why We Need to Raise the Minimum Wage

This Map Makes It Pretty Clear Why We Need to Raise the Minimum Wage

A pretty standard way of measuring housing affordability used by economic experts is that you should pay about 30% of your income on rent. That leaves you with enough income to cover other important costs such as food, clothing, medical care, etc. But a new report from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition shows that in 2015, the minimum wage isn't enough to cover the rent for a one-bedroom apartment in any state in the union. Seems like we need a raise, right?

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