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Low-Wage Workers Hit Hardest by Workplace Injuries, Illnesses

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It’s a double whammy for low-wage workers when they get hurt or fall ill on the job.

A new policy brief, “Mom’s Off Work ’Cause She Got Hurt: The Economic Impact of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in the U.S.’s Growing Low-Wage Workforce,” examines the growing problem. 

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$1.3 Trillion. 42 Million People

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With the problem this big, it’s no wonder so many people are talking about student debt.

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Trade or Human Rights? Integrity of State Department Trafficking Report Still an Open Question

Trade or Human Rights? Integrity of State Department Trafficking Report Still an Open Question

The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report is a powerful tool to hold governments accountable for their failures to prevent human trafficking. The report ranks governments worldwide into one of three tiers based on their efforts to combat and prevent trafficking and forced labor, with the lowest ranking of tier three carrying economic sanctions. The release of the 2016 report has been met with mixed reviews from labor and anti-trafficking groups.

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The Grifters

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This sentence from Hillary Clinton’s Columbus, Ohio, speech should be tacked on bulletin boards in every union hall: "Interestingly, Trump’s own products are made in a lot of countries that aren’t named America: Trump ties are made in China, Trump suits in Mexico, Trump furniture in Turkey, Trump picture frames in India and Trump barware in Slovenia."

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Made in America: Pet Treats and Products

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It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at pet treats and other pet products.

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Trumka On Trump On Trade

In a new video, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka calls out Donald Trump for his complete hypocrisy on trade. While Trump makes grand promises on trade, his history tells us a different story.

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Made In America Week: Take a Made-in-America Vacation

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It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at vacations.

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Made in America Week: Beer and Wine

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It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at beer and wine.

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How Much Is College Going to Cost This Year?

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It’s that time of year. Families are preparing to send students off to college for the 2016-2017 school year, shopping for union-made school supplies and doing the really fun things, like filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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My Family Was Undocumented

My Family Was Undocumented

We’d been holding our breath all of June, waiting for yet another Supreme Court decision that could change the lives of millions of Californians. Heartbroken and disappointed, but not surprised, this court denied our dream of opportunities for the millions of immigrant workers who are at risk every day. At risk of getting separated from their families, at risk of employer exploitation, at risk of returning to a country they hardly remember, at risk of losing their children.

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Trump Would Create the Largest Deficit in U.S. History: Winners and Losers of the Week

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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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