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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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Shouldn't the 'T' in TPP Stand for Transparency? Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture 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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Weingarten: Excitement and Anxiety: The First Day of School

Weingarten: Excitement and Anxiety: The First Day of School

In her latest post at Medium, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten discusses the process that teachers go through and the challenges they face in getting ready for the first day of school.

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Decorated War Veteran Finds New Life as an Ironworker

Rob LeFurgy with General David Petraeus.

Four years ago, Local 361 apprentice Rob LeFurgy wasn’t even sure what an ironworker did. All the decorated Iraq War veteran knew for certain was that he sorely missed the brotherhood and sense of higher purpose he had known serving in the U.S. Army. Becoming an ironworker, however, has gone a long way toward satisfying those intense feelings of longing and restoring the 28-year-old’s hope in a brighter future. 

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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.

Read more and comment »

Amazon Sounds a Lot Like a Jungle: 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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Union-Made Labor Day Shopping List

Union-Made Labor Day Shopping List

Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.

Text MADE to 235246 for more union-made-in-America product lists. 

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Union-Made School Supplies Checklist

Union-Made School Supplies Checklist

Make sure that backpack is stuffed with union-quality school supplies. Take our checklist out and be happy knowing you’ve passed the union-made test!

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Watch Retirees React to Republican Presidential Candidates' Words

In a hilarious new video from AFSCME, retirees read aloud and react to some of the out-of-touch ideas the right-wing Republican presidential candidates have been tossing out this cycle. You're bound to laugh at their reactions.

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Trumka: Working Families Deserve Strong Social Security Program

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Happy Birthday, Social Security! On today’s 80th anniversary of Social Security, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement:

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