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Celebrating Latino Heritage Month

Brenda Loya in AFL-CIO Media Affairs sends us this report.

As a Latina working at the AFL-CIO, I take particular interest in the impact Latinos have had on our nation and on our union movement. I am honored to join my colleagues, labor and community leaders today to celebrate the contributions of Latino working families in the United States.

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Study Finds Traditional Pension More Cost Effective for States and Workers

A new study finds that defined-benefit pension plans are not only preferred by state employees, but  more cost efficient for state governments than defined-contribution plans like 401(k)s.

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Study Finds Project Labor Agreements Open Doors to Middle Class Jobs

Project labor agreements offer a pathway to the middle class by providing job opportunities to low-income communities, minorities, veterans and others, according to a new study by Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School (ILR).

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Equity, Broadway Reach Tentative Agreement

Actors’ Equity (AEA)  and the Broadway League—the national trade association for the Broadway and touring industry—have reached a tentative four-year contract, both sides announced today.

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UAW, Ford Reach Tentative Agreement that Adds Jobs

A tentative four-year agreement between the UAW and Ford Motor Co. will create new jobs and bring back work from overseas, UAW leaders said in a press conference today in Detroit.

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FAA Workers Win Back Pay for Shutdown Furloughs

The 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) workers who lost two weeks of pay when they were furloughed during the Republican shutdown of the FAA, will receive back pay, the agency announced Friday.

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Next Up: Young People Take Action to Address Economic Inequality

Emmelle Israel, AFL-CIO Media Outreach fellow, is in Minneapolis for the Next Up Young Workers Summit and sends us this report.

Along with 800 young workers, students, and activists, I marched down the streets of downtown Minneapolis, calling for “Good Jobs Now!” during the 2011 AFL-CIO Next Up Young Workers Summit.

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Next Up: What Kind of America Do We Want to Live In?

Ja-Rei Wang, a fellow in the AFL-CIO Public Affairs Department, is taking part in the AFL-CIO Next Up Young Workers Summit and sends us the latest.

What kind of America do we want to live in? This was the big question raised this morning during the State of the Union plenary, part of the second national Next Up youth summit hosted by AFL-CIO in Minneapolis. Panelists urged the 800 young workers, organizers and students in the room to work together to define their vision for the kind of economically just world they want to live in and to fight for it.

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Shuler: Fresh Generation of Activists Needed to Turn America Around

The economic and social problems, the hate and the fear we see around us today can only be solved by a fresh generation of committed, smart, tireless and creative activists, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler told the nearly 800 young workers, activists and student  at the Next Up Young Workers Summit today.

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Next Up Young Workers Summit: Helping Those in Need

Nearly 800 young working people, activists and students from across the country kicked off the AFL-CIO Next Up Young Workers Summit in Minneapolis today by doing what union members do best—helping others in need. 

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