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The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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We Are One New Jersey and Union County Celebrate Newly Confirmed U.S. Citizens

We Are One New Jersey and Union County Celebrate Newly Confirmed U.S. Citizens

The road to U.S. citizenship is rarely easy. For those who complete the journey, the sense of reward and accomplishment is unparalleled. On April 27, a ceremony was held in honor of more than 100 new American citizens who were joined by their friends and family in Elizabeth, New Jersey, at an event sponsored by Union County and We Are One New Jersey.

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Taking the Student Debt Challenge

Taking the Student Debt Challenge

Repaying your student loans can be a serious challenge. In fact, around 20% of federal direct student loan borrowers in repayment are at risk of defaulting or are already in default. There are lots of options out there to make repaying easier, but they can be confusing and hard to find. Not to mention the student debt help scams out there.

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Mourn for the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

Mourn for the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

Today is Workers Memorial Day, a day we come together to remember working people who died and suffered on the job because of hazardous working conditions. In 2014, 4,821 people died on the job, millions more suffered serious injuries from their work, and thousands more working people become ill from deadly occupational diseases. These deaths are preventable.

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Shame on Verizon: Winners and Losers of the Week

Powerful photograph taken by Michael DiGiglio, member of CWA Local 1123.

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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The Working People Weekly List

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Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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Prince Was a Champion for Working People

Prince Was a Champion for Working People

The world lost a musical icon yesterday. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people.

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A Report from the Lazard Shareholder Meeting in Bermuda

A Report from the Lazard Shareholder Meeting in Bermuda

The Wall Street investment bank Lazard held its annual shareholder meeting this week at Bermuda’s luxurious Elbow Beach Hotel. Bermuda is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and, less flatteringly, as an offshore tax haven. Headquartered in New York City, Lazard is incorporated in Bermuda.

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New AFL-CIO Trade Video Warns That TPP Would Double Down on NAFTA’s Economic Devastation

The AFL-CIO released a video today showing firsthand the devastating economic impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have on communities across the country. When global companies move jobs offshore to take advantage of trade deals, they not only destroy jobs, they suppress wages, deprive local governments of needed resources and leave working families behind. 

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The Working People Weekly List

The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

Read more and comment »

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