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Striking Verizon Workers to Return to Work Tuesday

The 45,000 striking Verizon workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW), will return to work Tuesday under the existing contract as bargaining resumes.

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Locked-Out Sugar Workers Continue to Call for Contract Talks

Solidarity remains strong among 1,300 locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. as they fight for a fair contract to reward their hard work.

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New AFL-CIO Latino Facebook and Twitter Up and Running

The AFL-CIO’s social media family is growing with the addition of our new AFL-CIO Latino page and a Spanish language Twitter feed. The new initiatives are part of the union movement’s continous efforts to reach out to the Latino workforce, especially younger workers. We want to hear stories from Latino workers and forge new ways to work together for workplace and social justice.

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Verizon Workers Take Struggle for Middle-Class Jobs to CEO’s Upscale Neighborhood

Hundreds of Verizon workers who have been striking for middle-class jobs last night took their message to the posh upper-class New Jersey neighborhood where Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam lives, to “mourn the death of good middle-class jobs.”

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From Miami to Los Angeles, Union Summer Interns Made a Difference

When the 45 AFL-CIO Union Summer 2011 interns are asked what they did for their summer vacation, they won’t have any stories about lounging on the beach or backpacking through Europe. But the will tell about making a real difference in people’s lives and about how much that involvement has contributed to their sense of social justice.

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Another FAA Shutdown Looming over Rep. Mica’s, Delta’s Union-Busting Scheme

If a funding agreement isn’t reached by Sept. 16, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faces another shutdown like the one Republicans forced in July. That shutdown cost 4,000 FAA workers and 70,000 construction workers two weeks’ pay, halted important airport safety improvements and cost taxpayers some $400 million. It ended Aug. 5 with a temporary FAA reauthorization.

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Add Your Name to Union Plus Solidarity Map

This Labor Day, it is more important than ever to show the strength of working families.

Union Plus, part of Union Privilege, the consumer benefits arm of the AFL-CIO, is inviting all working people to come together online to show America our strength and solidarity. If you support American workers, join other working people and be counted on the Union Plus Solidarity Map. The goal is to have 10,000 participants on Labor Day, Sept. 5.

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Allstate Agents Vote to Join OPEIU

Members of the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents (NAPAA) voted overwhelmingly today to join the AFL-CIO-affiliated Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU).

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Verizon Joins Extreme Fringe’s Attack on Middle-Class Jobs

More than 45,000 Verizon workers are standing strong on picket lines and at rallies and marches for middle-class jobs, as the strike enters its second week. But while the public has rallied for their fight for middle-class jobs—you can sign a petition here—Verizon has lined up with the extremist Scott Walkers, John Kasichs and other far-right elements in attacking working families.

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More Than 100,000 Sign Petition Urging Verizon to Bargain

Working families, unions, students, progressive groups and civil rights and community organizations have joined the fight against Verizon’s greed.

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