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Thousands of Nurses to Strike This Week in Minnesota, California and Massachusetts

Thousands of Nurses to Strike This Week in Minnesota, California and Massachusetts

Starting this week, nearly 10,000 registered nurses, affiliated with National Nurses United (NNU), are striking in Minnesota, California and Massachusetts in order to improve patient safety and quality care at the hospitals where they work. The nurses are taking a stand on behalf of their patients at hospitals in the three states owned by various corporations that are raising serious questions about their commitment to patients and their health care providers. While the nurses are striking against the specific details of each situation, they are fighting back against similar problems seen at hospitals throughout the country.

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Verizon Victory Shows That Working People Will Not Be Defeated

Verizon Victory Shows That Working People Will Not Be Defeated

Working people at Verizon recently had a major victory. Check out this new video to learn more about the story of how Verizon employees stood up for their rights and won this fight.

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San Francisco City College Faculty Call One-Day Strike

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Rain, wind and a four-hour round-trip from her home could not keep English teacher Jessica Nelson away from City College of San Francisco to join a one-day strike on April 27, the first strike in the school’s history.

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Strengthening the State of Women

Strengthening the State of Women

In 2016, women are rising to the top in every field and industry, and breaking down boundaries that held former generations back.

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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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IBEW, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement with Verizon

IBEW, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement with Verizon

Negotiators from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA), representing nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers, announced they have reached a tentative contract with Verizon.

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Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement

Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement

Communications Workers of America (CWA) issued the following statement in response to the agreement reached between striking workers and Verizon last week.

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Unions Win Safer Jobs for Working People

Unions Win Safer Jobs for Working People

For centuries, unions have been at the forefront of fighting for and winning safer protections for working people. Horrific workplace tragedies such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and the Hawks Nest Tunnel disasters are reminders of the need for unions.

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Global Labor Film Festival Returns for Fourth Year

Global Labor Film Festival Returns for Fourth Year

Twelve films, eight cities and four countries comprise the fourth annual Global Labor Film Festival. GLFF is organized by labor film festivals around the world who each screen a labor-themed film of their choice during the month of May, chosen because May 1—International Workers’ Day—is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.

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'Transparent' Musicians Call for Equal Treatment and a Voice on the Job

​AFM Local 47 musicians and union officials were joined by JLC Western Region Executive Director Leslie Gersicoff the morning of March 29, for an early morning leafleting outside a “Transparent” location shoot in the desert town of Pearblossom, Calif.

Working people in Los Angeles are calling for Picrow, the production company behind the Amazon show "Transparent," to treat musicians fairly. Members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFMLocal 47 leafleted outside the show's Pearblossom, California, desert location shoot, asking, "Where's the pride for musicians." The musicians want Picrow to treat them the same as it treats the other working people on the show. The actors, writers, directors and crew receive union wages, benefits and protections, but musicians are not covered by a labor contract.

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