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Trumka Answers Redditors' Most Burning Questions on CEO Pay, Unions and Duck-Sized Horses

Trumka Answers Redditors' Most Burning Questions on CEO Pay, Unions and Duck-Sized Horses

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took to the online community of Reddit yesterday to participate in an "Ask Me Anything" on CEO pay for the launch of the AFL-CIO's Executive PayWatch site.  

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Ohio Extremists Next Target? College Athletes

Photo courtesy WFIU Public Radio on Flickr

Not content to only go after collective bargaining rights, pensions and voting rights, the extremists in Ohio are targeting a new group of their state's residents, attempting to pre-empt any attempt by college athletes to organize and express their rights. After the National Labor Relations Board ruled that players at Northwestern University were employees of the school, and could thus form a union, Ohio's right-wingers took action to try to stop athletes at Ohio colleges and universities from following suit, proposing a bill that would specify that college athletes aren't employees in Ohio.

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The Cause He Died For

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library of Congress.

It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his "War on Poverty." It was a time when the nation redefined its values, extending to millions of people the chance at last to be a part of the American Dream. A half century later, we have made enormous progress. But we still must do more to extend opportunity to those who live on society's margins. With patience, persistence and partnership, we can create economic opportunity for every person willing to work hard for it.

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Guess What Vice President Biden Said Was the Bedrock of Our Economy?

Vice President Joe Biden certainly has a way with words, sometimes lots of them. But today the loquacious veep boiled down the truth about the best way to build the middle class and spark the economy to less than 140 characters. Take a look after the jump.

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The Next Generation

Photo of a CWA member in Austin, Texas.

My “day” job is to train the next generation at Howard University and students who hopefully can fulfill the legacy of the likes of David Dinkins, Elijah Cummings and Kamala Harris. February is normally a month to look back at because it is Black History Month. But I like to think of it as a time to look ahead, especially to the next generation of black leadership.

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See AFL-CIO’s Lee on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

See AFL-CIO’s Lee on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning to discuss President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. 

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What Workers Are Saying About the State of Their Union

What Workers Are Saying About the State of Their Union

Want to hear what workers are saying about the state of their union? Here are some stories from people on what they want to hear President Barack Obama say in his State of the Union address. 

What's the state of your union? Share your ideas with us to be featured in the blog by texting SOTU to 235246 (standard data & message rates may apply).

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What Is the State of YOUR Union?

What Is the State of YOUR Union?

What's the state of your union? Share your ideas with us to be featured in the blog by texting SOTU to 235246 (standard data & message rates may apply).

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The 5 Things We Want to Hear in President Obama's State of the Union Speech

The 5 Things We Want to Hear in President Obama's State of the Union Speech

President Barack Obama will give his annual State of the Union address to the American people next week. But what is the state of our union? The vast majority of America's working families have experienced a raw deal in recent decades. Wages are falling, the gulf between the rich and everybody else is growing larger, we have a shrinking middle class and too many working families with no access to the American Dream. 

What's the state of your union? Share your ideas with us to be featured in the blog by texting SOTU to 235246 (standard data & message rates may apply).

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UAW's Bob King Talks About the Real 'Enemy' in the Fight to Restore Wages and Bargaining Power (and How We Can Stop It)

Photo via the UAW Facebook page

The social compact is gone, said UAW President Bob King yesterday in Detroit, and if we want a growing middle class again, we need to restore it.

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