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Gov. Larry Hogan Is Afraid of Teachers: 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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AFL-CIO Urges Administration to Finalize Long-Overdue Worker Protections

AFL-CIO Urges Administration to Finalize Long-Overdue Worker Protections

Following the U.S. Department of Labor sending the much-needed overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget, the AFL-CIO renewed its call for final action on these worker protections to improve the lives of working people across the country. These regulations include rules on fiduciary responsibility, silica and the persuader rule.

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Wall Street and Congress Team Up to Stop Worker Retirement Protections…Again

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) recently highlighted what Forbes called financial firms’ two-faced responses to the Department of Labor’s proposed rule to protect retirement investors from financial advisers’ conflicts of interest. In a letter to federal regulators, Warren and Cummings contrasted financial firms’ trashing of the rule when talking to policymakers with their message to shareholders that they shouldn’t worry—the rule is no big deal.

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National Apprenticeship Week: IMT Apprenticeship Prepares Workers for Today’s Advanced Manufacturing Environment

Today’s advanced manufacturing environment calls for highly skilled workers and the the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship is designed to train workers to both meet industry need and provide a career pathway for workers to advance. The IMT apprenticeship is implemented through a joint labor-management structure and was developed by Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) in collaboration with the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute and the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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Join Richard Trumka in Telling the Labor Department to Fix Overtime Pay

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor unveiled proposed revisions to federal overtime pay rules, which have eroded significantly since 1975. In this video, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka calls on the Labor Department to update the rules in order to benefit the lives of millions of working families in the United States. Please join us and submit your own comment.

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6.8 Million Latino Workers

6.8 Million Latino Workers

Hispanic Heritage Month offers a time to recognize the contributions of the nearly 53 million Hispanic workers living in the United States and to highlight the issues facing our community. One critical issue is the federal minimum wage. Every day, millions of Latinos go to work but struggle to support themselves and their families. Working with unions in the labor movement, we have seen the positive impact of fair wages on the lives of workers and their families. As a Latina advocate for workers, I have witnessed the difference higher wages can make on living conditions for workers and on future opportunities for their children.

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