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Banking on a Good Work Environment: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy I-5 Design & Manufacture 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 or working people who have fought for or won a significant victory. The losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights or the working people who have lost a right or a battle for expanding or keeping their rights.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Appoints AFL-CIO Leader as Labor Commissioner

Reardon with Jessica Hayssen, Field Director, MN AFL-CIO

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced that he is appointing Roberta Reardon, a leader with the AFL-CIO, to be the state's next commissioner of labor. Reardon will take over from acting commissioner Mario Musolino.

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Transit Workers Win Victory Against Policy That Led to Bus Drivers in Handcuffs

Transit Workers Win Victory Against Policy That Led to Bus Drivers in Handcuffs

New York City bus operators signed a monumental legal agreement last week, clarifying the intent of Mayor Bill de Blasio's controversial “Vision Zero” program. The program previously had led to the arrest of six members of the Transport Workers (TWU) union, all bus operators with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. John Samuelsen, TWU executive vice president and president of TWU Local 100, signed the agreement with New York City’s corporation counsel.

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Union Summer Interns and Carwasheros Are Cleaning Up a Dirty Industry

Union Summer Interns and Carwasheros Are Cleaning Up a Dirty Industry

Carwasheros, workers in the car wash industry who are coming together to make change, in two cities are taking to the streets and AFL-CIO Union Summer interns are standing side by side in solidarity with them in Los Angeles and New York City. 

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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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The Power of the Podium: 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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K&P Carwasheros Ignore Intimidation, Organize Instead

Photo courtesy RWDSU

Despite attempts by both the ownership of the K&P Car Wash and the Association of Car Wash Owners to intimidate them, workers at the K&P Car Wash in New York voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers. K&P becomes the ninth car wash to unionize since a campaign was launched in 2012.

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A Step Closer to the American Dream: Winners and Losers of the Week

A Step Closer to the American Dream: 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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Support Long Island Rail Workers this Saturday

Photo courtesy Andrew Culverston on Flickr

On Saturday, June 21, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers, who have been without a contract for four years, and their supporters will rally in Massapequa, N.Y., telling the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to bargain fairly with them. The LIRR workers are members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART). Their previous contract expired in 2010, and the MTA is demanding benefit cuts and other concessions and has rejected recommendations from federal mediators that would have ended the dispute. 

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In the States Roundup for March 18

Photo courtesy BikePortland.org on Flickr

Here's a look at some of the recent key battles in the states.

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