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Victory in New York: New Law Raises Minimum Wage to $15 and Provides Paid Family Leave

Victory in New York: New Law Raises Minimum Wage to $15 and Provides Paid Family Leave

The unified efforts of 2.5 million working people and the 3,000 local unions of the New York State AFL-CIO lead to a major victory on Monday, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a law raising the state's minimum wage. Millions will see wage increases. Future wage increases will be tied to economic indicators. The law also establishes a robust 12 weeks of paid family leave for working people.

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California's on the Rise: Winners and Losers of the Week

Image courtesy Raise the Wage Sacramento on Twitter

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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IBEW 1245 Launches Public-Sector Member-to-Member Education Drive on the 'Union Difference'

IBEW 1245 Launches Public-Sector Member-to-Member Education Drive on the 'Union Difference'

This is just one of the tough questions that 60 Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 public-sector member leaders tackled as they prepared to launch a new member-to-member educational drive to push back against the growing attacks against public-sector unions.

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Taking Time to Honor Those Who Care by Fixing Our Long-Term Care Crisis

El Dorado County IHSS provider Lisa Scott providing care for her client Adele Burris

Home care is the fastest growing industry in the country. Every day, 10,000 people in this country turn 65—but even as the need for long-term care increases daily, the work of home care providers remains undervalued and underappreciated.

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Catching Fire for Fair Pay: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore on Flickr

In our regular weekly feature, we’ll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Fully Engulfed: IBEW Local 1245 Member Charles Rowe Recounts Harrowing Valley Fire Experience

Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 member Charles Rowe used to love waking up around sunrise every Sunday to listen to the wind blow through the trees and enjoy the peaceful, majestic scenery outside his home in Cobb, Calif.

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Working with Explosives for 69 Straight Hours: Winners and Losers of the Week

In our regular weekly feature, we’ll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Cruz-ing for a Losing: Winners and Losers of the Week

Pic courtesy USW

In our regular weekly feature, we’ll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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IBEW 1245 Crews Respond to Rocky Fire

Photos by John Storey

A big, severe drought inevitably leads to a big, severe fire season. The Rocky Fire is the first, but probably not the last, massive wildfire to sweep through Northern California this summer, which means it will be a busy season for the IBEW Local 1245 members at utility PG&E who work to restore and repair power poles and lines.

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Spotlight on AFL-CIO Union Summer: Meet Las Mujeres Latinas of Team LA

   Team LA in solidarity with El Super workers! Gloria Juarez, Vanessa Gonzalez, Sharon Velasquez, Valerie Gomez

Summer’s peaked and her scorching heat has made us air-conditioned office-goers slow, but there is a group of interns who have been on their feet and on the front lines all summer long.

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