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Should We Increase Social Security Benefits?

Should We Increase Social Security Benefits?

President Barack Obama says yes, we should. Speaking Wednesday in Elkhart, Indiana, he called for increasing Social Security benefits for both current and future retirees:

We can’t afford to weaken Social Security. We should be strengthening Social Security. And not only do we need to strengthen its long-term health, it’s time we finally made Social Security more generous, and increased its benefits so that today’s retirees and future generations get the dignified retirement that they’ve earned.

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Looks Like Overtime: Winners and Losers of the Week

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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Is Rick Snyder Smarter Than a 10-Year-Old? Apparently Not: Winners and Losers of the Week

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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Senate Should Schedule Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Senate Should Schedule Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Trump 'Loves' Right to Work: Winners and Losers of the Week

Trump 'Loves' Right to Work: 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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How the Colombian Government Keeps Afro-Colombians Poor

Photo courtesy Ronald Dueñas on Flickr

The country's armed conflict has been used by the Colombian government for decades to systematically deny basic labor and human rights. This crisis disproportionately impacts the Afro-Colombian population. A recent trade union delegation to the nation documented how Afro-Colombians have been excluded from economic growth. Despite acknowledging the persistence of racial discrimination and the historic causes of the marginalization, poverty and vulnerability experienced by Afro-Colombians, the government has not taken effective action to address these systemic problems.

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Colombia Must Protect All Workers

Photo of Santos from a previous visit courtesy CAP on Flickr

The government of Colombia continues to allow employers to undermine workers' rights and fails to effectively inspect and prosecute alleged violations of labor laws. Violence against trade unionists often occurs without any effective government response.

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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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Obama Administration’s Crackdown on Immigrants Ignores Due Process and Creates Communities Filled with Fear

Photo courtesy Steve Rhodes on Flickr

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s large-scale deportations.

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How to Tell TPP is a Bad Deal

Image courtesy Adek Berry via Getty Images

How do you tell if the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a good deal or a bad one?

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