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Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement

Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement

Communications Workers of America (CWA) issued the following statement in response to the agreement reached between striking workers and Verizon last week.

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Here’s How You Can Help Prevent Student Loan Default!

Here’s How You Can Help Prevent Student Loan Default!

You might be able to drastically lower your student loan payments to as little as $0 a month.

No, really.

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Today, Please Don’t Thank Me for My Service

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I don’t mean to be rude, but please don’t thank me or any living veteran for their service today. Not today.

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Make Your Barbecue Union-Made: The Working People Weekly List

Make Your Barbecue Union-Made: 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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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Announces First Completely Paperless Labor Walk

New Jersey State AFL-CIO Announces First Completely Paperless Labor Walk

Not that long ago, it seemed unrealistic to think that labor walks could be completed 100% electronically. But on Saturday, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) achieved that goal when the Mercer County Central Labor Council completed a walk without a single paper packet being distributed!

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ITC Decision to Proceed with Steel Trade Case to Sanction Chinese Unfair and Illegal Practices Could Provide Significant Relief

ITC Decision to Proceed with Steel Trade Case to Sanction Chinese Unfair and Illegal Practices Could Provide Significant Relief

United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the U.S. International Trade Commission decided to initiate action on the complaint filed by U.S. Steel Corp. under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The petition was filed at the ITC on April 26, seeking relief from China’s unfair and illegal practices in the steel sector.

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AFL-CIO Challenges Navient Corporation to Disclose Its Lobbying Spending

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The AFL-CIO demanded today that student loan debt servicer Navient disclose its corporate spending on lobbying activity. The labor federation delivered a proposal during Navient’s annual shareholder meeting calling on the company to disclose all of its lobbying efforts and expenditures. 

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Unions Win Safer Jobs for Working People

Unions Win Safer Jobs for Working People

For centuries, unions have been at the forefront of fighting for and winning safer protections for working people. Horrific workplace tragedies such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and the Hawks Nest Tunnel disasters are reminders of the need for unions.

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10 Facts on the Minimum Wage

10 Facts on the Minimum Wage

On the anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25, it's timely to go over some basic facts on the minimum wage. 

Here are 10 important figures to remember when we talk about the minimum wage (after the jump). 

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Make It a Union-Made Memorial Day Barbecue

Make It a Union-Made Memorial Day Barbecue

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer holiday season. While the day honors those who have given their lives defending the nation, the weekend also marks the start of grilling season. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.

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