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Strengthening the State of Women

Strengthening the State of Women

In 2016, women are rising to the top in every field and industry, and breaking down boundaries that held former generations back.

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AFL-CIO Union Summer Celebrates 20 Years of Organizing, Heads to the South

AFL-CIO Union Summer Celebrates 20 Years of Organizing, Heads to the South

Yesterday, the AFL-CIO’s annual Union Summer program kicked off in Jackson, Mississippi, marking the 20th anniversary of the one-of-a-kind internship program that places young activists on various organizing campaigns.

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Uniting for Justice: Winners and Losers of the Week

Uniting for Justice: Winners and Losers of the Week

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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John Legend Will Not Sit on the Sidelines: The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

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What If You Couldn’t Afford Summer?

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For many kids in the U.S., summer is a time to be out of school and have few responsibilities. But for many of these children’s families, summer is a time of financial stress. The New York Times explains the problem.

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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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