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Learn More About the Working People Who Would Get a Raise Under an Overtime Rule Update

Learn More About the Working People Who Would Get a Raise Under an Overtime Rule Update

The Economic Policy Institute has produced detailed information about the 13.5 million salaried working people and their families who would benefit from the Labor Department’s proposed overtime eligibility rules.

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Salon Recognizes Editorial Staff Move to Join Writers Guild of America, East

Editorial staff at Salon.com, the progressive digital media news company, voted unanimously to unionize, and Salon's management has agreed to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), as the collective bargaining representative for those staffers. Workers voted to unionize last month, and negotiations for the first collective bargaining agreement for Salon's editorial staff is expected to begin promptly, according to WGAE. 

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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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Are You a Veteran?

Are You a Veteran?

Millions of our union sisters and brothers are veterans. Are you one of them?

The issues facing veterans and those facing working families aren’t independent of each other—a lack of good jobs, attacks on health care and fading dreams of a better life impact each one of us.

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Scott Walker Doesn't Want Wisconsin Workers to Have a Living Wage

Photo courtesy John Pemble on Flickr

That's the only logical conclusion to reconcile the facts. On “Fox & Friends,” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the leading Republican presidential candidates, was asked by host Brian Kilmeade whether or not he thought the minimum wage should be a living wage. Walker responded...

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Chris Christie Is Violently Wrong: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Mark Nozell on Flickr

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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Getting Trade Right Requires More Than Glittering Generalities

Graph via the Economic Policy Institute

Remember back in school, when you did a unit on “persuasive techniques” (your teacher may have called it “propaganda” or “advertising”) and your teacher taught you about the different methods that advertisers use to try to persuade you to buy their products?

There was the testimonial, as in “Hey, I tried it and it works!”

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Inequality—'X' Marks the Spot—Dig Here

Figure 1. Something happened in the mid-70's

In 2002, I heard an economist characterizing this figure as containing a valuable economic insight. He wasn't sure what the insight was. I have my own answer.

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'Make My Labor Day' Sweepstakes for Union Members

'Make My Labor Day' Sweepstakes for Union Members

Union members built this country and our dedication keeps it running. To celebrate the folks who make America possible, Union Plus is bringing Labor Day back to its roots. It’s time to show our appreciation and cook up a little fun in the process.

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Hard Rock Band L.A. Guns Supports 'Fair Play Fair Pay' Act

Photo courtesy GoonSquadSarah on Flickr

L.A. Guns, an influential hard rock/glam metal band, best known for hits like "The Ballad of Jayne" and "It's Over Now," has issued a statement in support of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015 and are headlining a gig in Los Angeles today in support of the legislation. The act would correct a glaring error in the way musicians are compensated for their work. As hard as it is to believe, artists are not paid when radio stations air their recordings in the United States, which makes us one of only five countries that allow this, along with China, Iran, North Korea and Rwanda.

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