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Stories from the Women Workers Who Make Our Country Great

Stories from the Women Workers Who Make Our Country Great

Women are coming together and improving their workplaces by fighting for policies that include everything from raising the tipped and minimum wage, making equal pay for equal work a reality, demanding more consistent and adequate hours in retail scheduling to making sure everyone has access to affordable child care and can receive basic workplace accommodations during pregnancy. These women workers know collective bargaining and collective action are important for achieving workplace policies that work for women and families. 

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Harry Lombardo Elected International President of the Transport Workers

Harry Lombardo Elected International President of the Transport Workers

Harry Lombardo, 64, was elected international president of the Transport Workers (TWU) at the union's convention in Las Vegas this week. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Lombardo replaced James C. Little, who headed the union since 2006.

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Unions Continue to Help Out Working Families Hit Hard by Sandy

While John Boehner and his allies in the U.S. House of Representatives play politics with aid to families whose lives were shattered by Superstorm Sandy, numerous unions have stepped up to provide money and supplies to those in need. Here are a few examples of how unions are helping families recover from the storm's devastation.

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Caesars Palace Dealers, Represented by TWU, Celebrate Gaining a Voice on the Job

Dealers are the face of Las Vegas, says Jeff Jaeger, president of Transport Workers (TWU) Local 721. Caesars Palace dealers recently gained their first contract on the job. Now they have the protection that only a written contract can provide in terms of wages, health care, tips and other working conditions. The dealers organized with TWU.

Watch TWU's new video, "Support Your Dealers," to learn more about the recent worker victory in Las Vegas. 

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What's Mitt Romney's Plan for Unions and Workers?

The Transport Workers (TWU) union is reminding all working people why they should get out and vote Nov. 6. What are Mitt Romney's plans for collective bargaining, project labor agreements and "right to work" for less laws? Watch TWU's new video,"Mitt's Plan for the American Worker," to find out. 

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The American Workplace?

What's the reward for hard work, creativity, teamwork and loyalty? The Transport Workers (TWU) say it may be pay cuts and givebacks for you and record bonuses for the CEO.

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American Backs off Plan to Dump Pensions

In February, American Airlines announced plans to eliminate the jobs of 13,000 workers and dump pension plans for nearly 90,000 workers into the federal government’s Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) as part of its bankruptcy plan. Roughly 9,000 Transport Workers (TWU) members are employed at American. But yesterday, following negotiations with the TWU and PBGC, American announced it was abandoning its pension proposal.

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More than 1,500 Workers Join AFL-CIO Unions

Warehouse workers, school bus drivers, teachers, mechanics, telecommunication and manufacturing workers all have recently won a voice at work with AFL-CIO unions.

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