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Organizing 2.0 Offers Free Communications, Organizing Consultations

Throughout September, Organizing 2.0, the online collective of communicators and online organizers working for unions and social justice activists, is offering expert-level pro-bono (free) consultant services on a wide range of communications, technology and organizing issues.

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Republicans Drop Anti-Worker Demands in FAA Fight—For Now

House Republicans backed off their demand—at least temporarily—to end democratic union election rights for aviation and rail workers and voted yesterday to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through January.

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Professors Say GOP Bill to Cripple NLRB ‘Unprecedented’ Assault

House Republicans are pushing a bill to cripple the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) because the agency filed a routine complaint against Boeing. Now, some 250 university law and labor policy professors warn that if a bill (H.R. 2587) becomes law,

employers will be able to eliminate jobs or transfer employees or work for no purpose other than to punish employees for exercising their rights and the Board will be powerless to direct the employer to return the work regardless of the circumstances.

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Live Tweet Chat Explores Benefits of Union Membership for Women

UNITEHERE! and Fem2.0 will hold a Tweet chat (#unionwomen) Wednesday from 2 p.m.–3 p.m. EDT to talk about the unique role women play in the union movement and the benefits of union membership for women.

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Republican NLRB Bill Guts Workers’ Rights, Shields Boeing, Other Corporations

House Republicans have turned a routine complaint by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Boeing into a “political and ideological circus,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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‘Brothers on the Line’ Portrays Visionary Reuther Brothers

Producers expect to wrap up production  next month for the movie “Brothers on the Line,” a provocative documentary exploring the lives of the Reuther brothers—Walter, Roy and Victor. Their vision and strong commitment to civil rights and workers’ rights led a generation of workers into a struggle for economic and social justice.

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Event on Future of Collective Bargaining Set for DC Sept. 13

If you’re in the Washington, D.C., area, the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor is hosting a panel discussion tomorrow on last spring’s successful organizing campaign by Georgetown University’s food service workers with the help of students and the support of sympathetic faculty and administrators.

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Locked-Out Sugar Workers Launch QR Code Campaign for a Fair Deal

The locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar have launched the first-known union quick response (QR) code campaign to educate consumers and the general public about the lockout. This week, the workers will hand out fliers with the code in major cities in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa, the states where they are locked out.

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Robeson Display Traces Singer’s Fight for Equality and Unions

Paul Robeson, once the premier African American artist of the 20th century, is well known as a scholar, athlete, actor and activist. Less well known is his long commitment to the union movement and his belief that the achievement of full equality for African Americans and other people of color is inextricably linked with the full equality of America’s working men and women.

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Hyatt Workers on Strike in Four Cities

Thousands of Hyatt hotel workers in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu walked out this morning, striking for a fair contract at their own hotels and to take a stand against Hyatt’s poor treatment of hotel workers in cities across the country.

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