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Union Summer Hits the Doors After Learning Lessons in Solidarity and the Spirit of the South

Union Summer Hits the Doors After Learning Lessons in Solidarity and the Spirit of the South

Union Summer, the cadre of young activists that is training to be the future leaders and union organizers of the labor movement, are hitting the doors hard. After a couple of weeks on the ground, Summeristas have spoken with 300 people one-on-one and engaged 100 of them to commit to forming a union.

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AFL-CIO Union Summer Celebrates 20 Years of Organizing, Heads to the South

AFL-CIO Union Summer Celebrates 20 Years of Organizing, Heads to the South

Yesterday, the AFL-CIO’s annual Union Summer program kicked off in Jackson, Mississippi, marking the 20th anniversary of the one-of-a-kind internship program that places young activists on various organizing campaigns.

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One Union Summer Later, Three Found Their Calling as Organizers

Tarah Taylor, Patricia Recinos, Shaine Griffin, Lynda Berg

Meet Tarah Taylor, Lynda Berg and Shaine Griffin from the class of Union Summer 2014. These superstar summeristas are working alongside nurses, and one another, as union organizers with  California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United  in the fight for working people. Now the three of them work together in Southern California, and Shaine and Tarah are even roommates.

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Let’s Celebrate the New Year by Looking Back at Union Summer 2015

Every year young activists from across the country choose to make theirs a Union Summer. They are an inspired group of social justice activists who go on to become the future union organizers and leaders of the labor movement. 

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Union Summer Interns and Carwasheros Are Cleaning Up a Dirty Industry

Union Summer Interns and Carwasheros Are Cleaning Up a Dirty Industry

Carwasheros, workers in the car wash industry who are coming together to make change, in two cities are taking to the streets and AFL-CIO Union Summer interns are standing side by side in solidarity with them in Los Angeles and New York City. 

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Spotlight on AFL-CIO Union Summer: Meet Las Mujeres Latinas of Team LA

   Team LA in solidarity with El Super workers! Gloria Juarez, Vanessa Gonzalez, Sharon Velasquez, Valerie Gomez

Summer’s peaked and her scorching heat has made us air-conditioned office-goers slow, but there is a group of interns who have been on their feet and on the front lines all summer long.

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What Union Summer Interns Have Been Up To This Summer in Pictures

What Union Summer Interns Have Been Up To This Summer in Pictures

Union Summer interns were pretty busy this summer at sites all over the United States. Check out some highlights in the photo slideshow (after the jump). 

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Students Call on The North Face and REI to Protect the Workers It Profits From

Members of United Students Against Sweatshops ( USAS ) and interns from  Union Summer  took action at a Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) store in Rockville, Md., last weekend to protest the retailer's association with The North Face, a company that uses sweatshop labor in Bangladesh to produce its products. Nearly 2,000 workers in the factories in Bangladesh that North Face and other companies use have died in recent years because of unsafe workplace conditions. Watch the video to see the students in action.

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Union Summer Over for Now, but Journey for Social Justice Is Just Getting Started

Union Summer activists protest outside a Gap.

The union days of summer are over for the young participants of this year’s AFL-CIO  Union Summer  internship. But for some, their journey on the long road to social justice continues.

After nine weeks in their assigned cities, the 40 activists, who were mostly women and people of color, ages 19 to 35, reconvened at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., late last week, ready to share what they learned and ponder their next steps on and off the union path.

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Union Summer Interns Rally with D.C.-Area Taxi Workers

Union Summer Interns Rally with D.C.-Area Taxi Workers

“My voice is kind of going. I’ve got to get used to this!” says Antonio Elizondo, a 23-year-old Union Summer intern from Los Angeles.

Elizondo is one of about 30 interns who converged on the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., this week for workshops and classes on activism and union organizing as the start of Union Summer, the AFL-CIO’s national program that introduces interns to the labor movement on union organizing campaigns.

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