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President Cruz Would Silence Working People: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Jamelle Bouie on Flickr

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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Working People Battle Snowzilla: Winners and Losers of the Week

Working People Battle Snowzilla: Winners and Losers of the Week

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers who are winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people who are trying to deny working people their rights.

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You Don’t Want to Miss These ‘Worker Wins’ Stories of 2015

Image via Culinary Union Local 226

Working people won big in 2015. Whether it was coming together and voting “union yes,” or winning legislation for paid sick and family leave, we can say it was a very good year. 

We’ve covered many of these “worker wins” stories over the last year on the AFL-CIO Now Blog. Here are some highlights you don’t want to miss (after the jump).

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Shuler: Working Women Are Rising to the Occasion

Earlier this week, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler delivered a speech on working women at the Whittemore House, co-hosted by the National Women’s Law Center. 

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Need Salary Negotiation Tips? Ask a Union Woman

Need Salary Negotiation Tips? Ask a Union Woman

Oscar-award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has been making headlines lately, but not because she is promoting an upcoming film. Lawrence recently penned an honest, frank letter on her personal experience with the wage gap in Hollywood. Her realization that she has been paid significantly less than her male peers despite performing the exact same work is a story that I and women in all industries can relate to.

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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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State Battles Roundup

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In many states, legislative sessions have ended recently or are about to end and local governments are often active year-round. This means tons of legislation, both good and bad, is moving, providing opportunities for working families and their allies to pass laws that will help make people's lives easier or stop laws that will make things worse. Here is a look at some of the key state battles that recently have passed or could be on the agenda this week or next.

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State Battles Roundup

Photo of the NY State Capitol, courtesy Wally Gobetz on Flickr

In many states, legislative sessions have recently ended or are about to end, which means tons of legislation, both good and bad, is moving, providing opportunities for working families and their allies to pass laws that will help make people's lives easier or stop laws that will make things worse. Here is a look at some of the key state battles that could be on the agenda this week or next.

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What Ellen Pao Overlooked…and Gawker Writers Get Right

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Earlier this month, the CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao, announced the company would no longer allow employees to negotiate their salaries. Pao explained the move was an attempt to close the pay gap between women and men since, based on her experience, women are worse negotiators than men and as she put it, “From what I've heard from women, they…feel like there’s no way to win.”

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Government Workers Are People, Too: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy the Federal-Postal Coalition

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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