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Latina Equal Pay Day a Stark Reminder We Have Work to Do on Pay Equity

Latina Equal Pay Day (Nov. 1) is the day on which average Latina earnings catch up to what the average white male earned in 2015. Working Latinas earn just 54 cents to the dollar earned by white men, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Latinas who are immigrants face an even more dire situation. They are paid just 37 cents to the dollar paid to a white male worker, while countless women actually receive no money at all for their work because of rampant wage theft that is committed against working immigrant women, especially undocumented working immigrant women.  

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Election 2016: The Year of Women Voters

Photo of Liz Shuler and Bricklayers. Photo courtesy of Prairie Wells, Bricklayers Union.

Women have the power to be the difference in this election cycle. A deeper look into races on the federal and state levels show women as a pivotal vote in 2016.  For the past several election cycles, we’ve heard a lot about soccer moms and unmarried women helping determine the election cycle. Soccer moms represent the swing vote, while unmarried women turn out disproportionately for Democrats—that is, when they vote. This election cycle, Republican college-educated women are running away from Donald Trump, and we are hearing lots of discussion about the voting expectations for non-college white men and women, the working people of America.

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Four Quotes You Need to Read from Liz Shuler's Speech in Wisconsin on Working Women

Four Quotes You Need to Read from Liz Shuler's Speech in Wisconsin on Working Women

Today, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler addressed the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Convention about what's at stake for working women this election. 

Working women in particular are driving the progressive agenda forward and are coming up with solutions to the problems that have been holding working families back. Here are some highlights of Shuler's speech (after the jump). 

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Working Peoples' Voices Lifted at the Democratic National Convention: A Recap

Working Peoples' Voices Lifted at the Democratic National Convention: A Recap

Working people and the issues we care about have been a prominent part of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The program has been filled with union leaders and members, members of union families and longtime advocates and allies. Advocates like Hillary Clinton.

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Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Is a Necessity for All Children

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Every day you hear stories about families sitting around the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay for their children’s college tuition. But the reality is that many families with young children also struggle to figure out how to pay for early education and child care. In fact, today, early childhood education and child care are two of the most pressing issues facing working families. These issues are very important to the AFT and to the entire labor movement. High-quality early childhood care and education should be available for all children, not just the wealthy few.

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AFL-CIO's Liz Shuler on President Obama's Final State of the Union

Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address, and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will be in the audience representing America's working people. 

Watch the video above for her thoughts on what she hopes the president will address. What issues would you like to hear him talk about? Log in and leave your comments below. 

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Working Families Speak Out on Friedrichs Case

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joins a growing chorus of working family representatives who have spoken out about the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which will go before the Supreme Court in January. Greedy CEOs and wealthy special interests want to manipulate the rules in their favor and make it harder for teachers, firefighters, nurses and other public servants to join together and fight for working families. A bad decision from the court could limit working people's ability to negotiate better wages, benefits and working conditions.

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