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New Report: A Year of the Raising Wages Agenda

New Report: A Year of the Raising Wages Agenda

Marking nearly one year since the first-ever Raising Wages Summit, the AFL-CIO today released a new report detailing the successes, struggles and path ahead to raise wages for working people.

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You Don’t Want to Miss These ‘Worker Wins’ Stories of 2015

Image via Culinary Union Local 226

Working people won big in 2015. Whether it was coming together and voting “union yes,” or winning legislation for paid sick and family leave, we can say it was a very good year. 

We’ve covered many of these “worker wins” stories over the last year on the AFL-CIO Now Blog. Here are some highlights you don’t want to miss (after the jump).

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Let’s Celebrate the New Year by Looking Back at Union Summer 2015

Every year young activists from across the country choose to make theirs a Union Summer. They are an inspired group of social justice activists who go on to become the future union organizers and leaders of the labor movement. 

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Trump Las Vegas Hotel Files Objections After Workers Vote to Join Union

Image via Unite Here Culinary Union Local 226

The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas has filed objections to a vote held by their employees, nine days after a majority of workers at the hotel have voted “YES” to be represented by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165 of UNITE HERE.

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Flight Attendants Protest United Airlines as the Holiday Travel Season Kicks into High Gear

Flight Attendants Protest United Airlines as the Holiday Travel Season Kicks into High Gear

As holiday travel ramps up a week before Christmas, United Airlines flight attendants are marching at nearly 20 airports around the world to call attention to severe delays by management in contract negotiations.

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Seattle’s For-Hire Drivers Win in Historic Vote

Seattle’s For-Hire Drivers Win in Historic Vote

Drivers in Seattle’s for-hire industry won the right to collectively bargain over their wages and working conditions through a historic first-in-the-nation ordinance passed unanimously by the Seattle City Council on Monday. The measure, sponsored by Council member Mike O’Brien, will now move to Mayor Ed Murray’s desk for his signature.

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Worker Wins Update: Workers Continue to Make Waves and Raise Wages this Season

Photo courtesy Jim G. on Flickr

Workers across the country finished 2015 strong, fighting for and achieving several significant victories to help create a better life for all working families.

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Why Four Organizing Wins Are a Snapshot of the Future of Working People

Trump Las Vegas Workers Vote “YES” to Join the Union in NLRB Election

Working people across the country continue to join together to express their collective voice on the job. Eric Hauser, AFL-CIO's strategic adviser and communications director, spoke to the recent victories.

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Big Organizing Victory in the South: Volkswagen Workers to Be Represented by UAW

Big Organizing Victory in the South: Volkswagen Workers to Be Represented by UAW

Another story about working people in the South successfully organizing comes our way via Chattanooga, Tennessee, where skilled trades employees at Volkswagen's plant in the town voted overwhelmingly to be represented by UAW Local 42. More than 70% of workers who cast ballots voted for the union.

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A Big Win for Adjunct Faculty at Temple University

A Big Win for Adjunct Faculty at Temple University

Adjunct faculty at Temple University had something big to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. It wasn’t the 20-pound turkey, and Adele didn’t stop by Thanksgiving dinner to say “Hello.” "We are thankful for a union," wrote the members of the organizing committee at Temple University.

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