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Maybe It's Time to Phase Out Jeb: Winners and Losers of the Week

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In our regular weekly feature, we’ll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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What Union Members Are Doing This Week

What Union Members Are Doing This Week

Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing around the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.

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Deadline for Nominations for Berger-Marks' 'Edna' and 'Kate' Awards Is This Friday

Deadline for Nominations for Berger-Marks' 'Edna' and 'Kate' Awards Is This Friday

The Berger-Marks Foundation, which helps organize women into unions, gives out the Edna Award and Kate Mullany Courageous Young Worker Award each year to recognize young women active in labor and social justice work. The deadline for nominations for this year's awards is Friday, July 24, before midnight ET. The winners will be honored at an event in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 12.

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Actor and Union Activist Theodore Bikel Dies at Age 91

Actor and Union Activist Theodore Bikel Dies at Age 91

Longtime stage, TV and movie actor, as well as former president of the Actors' Equity (AEA), Theodore Bikel passed away at age 91 on July 21, 2015. 

Aside from famous stage roles, including Captain von Trapp in the "Sound of Music," Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof," Bikel was a tireless advocate for actors and their right to a union voice on the job. He served as president of Actors’ Equity  from 1973–1982 and was the longtime president of the Actors and Artistes (4As).

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To Be Fair, Scott Walker Knows a Lot About 'Lame': Winners and Losers of the Week

In our regular weekly feature, we’ll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Presidential Candidates Need to Recognize that #BlackLivesMatter

The presidential town hall at Netroots Nation was disrupted by the powerful voices of black and brown activists ready for racial and economic justice for their communities. Conference attendees and allies learned that presidential candidates must be prepared to discuss their plans to advance the country on issues pertaining to racial equity, criminal justice and immigration reform. These issues affect all working people.

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SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards Nominations Are Now Open

SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards Nominations Are Now Open

SAG-AFTRA has opened submissions for their second biennial American Scene Awards® and they will close on Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. 

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Horrible Bosses: 2016 Campaign Edition

The latest video from AFSCME takes a look at the Republican presidential candidates and uses their own words to conclude that the candidates would all be horrible bosses. From Jeb Bush telling you to work longer hours, to Scott Walker saying that paying you the minimum wage is “lame,” to Marco Rubio endlessly showering love on so-called "job creators," to Donald Trump telling you "You're Fired," these candidates would be absolutely terrible to work for in pretty much any capacity, much less if they were to win the presidency.

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Report: Koch-Funded 'Concerned Veterans for America' Wants to Dismantle VA, Cut Veterans' Benefits

Report: Koch-Funded 'Concerned Veterans for America' Wants to Dismantle VA, Cut Veterans' Benefits

When our troops come home, the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system keeps our nation’s promise to care for those who have borne the battle. These brave men and women served their country, and providing quality, veteran-focused VA health care and benefits is the least our nation can do to serve them in return. According to a shocking new report issued this week, however, not everyone sees it that way.

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We Have a Better Suggestion for Jeb: Winners and Losers of the Week

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In our regular weekly feature, we’ll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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