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22 Resolutions Passed at the Recent CLUW Convention

22 Resolutions Passed at the Recent CLUW Convention

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) held its 18th Biennial Convention in November. Among the wide array of activities during the convention, the delegates passed numerous resolutions related to issues that affect and concern women in the workforce. 

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Trumka: Seattle Ride-Share Vote Is 'Progress' in On-Demand Economy

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to yesterday’s vote by the Seattle City Council allowing drivers for “ride-share” companies such as Uber and Lyft to organize.

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Seattle’s For-Hire Drivers Win in Historic Vote

Seattle’s For-Hire Drivers Win in Historic Vote

Drivers in Seattle’s for-hire industry won the right to collectively bargain over their wages and working conditions through a historic first-in-the-nation ordinance passed unanimously by the Seattle City Council on Monday. The measure, sponsored by Council member Mike O’Brien, will now move to Mayor Ed Murray’s desk for his signature.

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Trumka: Federal Reserve Rate Hike Wrong Decision for Working People

In anticipation of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement.

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The Paris Climate Change Agreement Is a Landmark Achievement

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The AFL-CIO applauds the U.N. Paris climate change agreement as a landmark achievement in international cooperation that is both sensible and achievable. We support the use of “nationally determined contributions” and recognize the importance of the transparency mechanisms, which allow appropriate responses if commitments are not met.

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Burn the TPP

Burn the TPP

Middle America is smoldering. For too long, average citizens worked harder and produced more, yet corporations cut pay and benefits, off-shore community-sustaining factories, kill family-supporting jobs and crush opportunity. 

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Worker Wins Update: Workers Continue to Make Waves and Raise Wages this Season

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Workers across the country finished 2015 strong, fighting for and achieving several significant victories to help create a better life for all working families.

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The Working People Weekly List

The Working People Weekly List

Every Sunday, 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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Pair of New York Military Vets Exemplify Power of Union Apprenticeship Through Helmets to Hardhats

Pair of New York Military Vets Exemplify Power of Union Apprenticeship Through Helmets to Hardhats

The TimesLedger recently featured a pair of Queens, N.Y., Iraq war veterans who transitioned to civilian life through steamfitter apprenticeships in the Helmets to Hardhats program. The program places military veterans and military members in union apprenticeship programs.

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How the TPP Trade Agreement Would Undermine Human Rights Across the Globe

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on Dec. 10. It commemorates the day that the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, which was later supplemented by adoption of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Today, these global compacts form the backbone of international human rights norms, including the rights to freedom of expression, to self-determination, to peacefully assemble and to the freedom of association.

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