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

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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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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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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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