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83% of Registered Black Women Support Equal Pay, and They Vote

83% of Registered Black Women Support Equal Pay, and They Vote

Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. It’s almost September, and black women, who earn just 66 cents to the dollar of white men, have hit the point in the year when their earnings, added to last year’s, match what their white male counterparts made in 2015. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the wages of black women compared with white women are falling further behind.

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AFL-CIO Challenges Senate Candidates Tied to Trump

AFL-CIO Challenges Senate Candidates Tied to Trump

This week, the AFL-CIO launched a round of petitions targeting Senate candidates who have endorsed Donald Trump, or have not denounced his incendiary remarks on issues from working families to social justice. The petitions will reach voters in states with contested Senate races, including Florida, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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Union Members Appear on ‘Daily Show’ in Opposition to Trump

Union Members Appear on ‘Daily Show’ in Opposition to Trump

On Monday night's episode of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” members of the United Steelworkers who work for Carrier appeared to discuss Donald Trump’s history with working people. They react with laughter and derision to Trump’s assertion that he’s a champion for them. Also interviewed for the segment is Carmen Llarull of the Culinary Workers, who helped organize at the Trump Las Vegas casino. Her words for Trump are even more direct.

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Schrader's Overtime Legislation Would Take Overtime Protections from Working People

Overtime rules can be a powerful way to prevent working people from getting overworked without getting paid more for their additional effort. Such rules protect both working people and their families, but the federal rules on overtime are out of date and don't protect nearly enough Americans. The Barack Obama administration recently proposed updates to these rules that would help millions of Americans.

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