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My Life Matters to the Labor Movement

Nancy Luc

This month has hit me hard with news that not once, but twice, black lives were lost at the hands of police officers. And then even more violence unfolded in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La. While the locations of these most recent events are far from Boston, where I live and work, they have hurt me so deeply I feel I must respond.

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Winners and Losers of the Week

Winners and Losers of the Week

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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Working Families Respond to Baton Rouge Shooting

Working Families Respond to Baton Rouge Shooting

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to the shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

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Berger-Marks Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards Honoring the Leadership of Young Women in Social Justice

Nelini Stamp, 2015 Winner of Distinction, with Trustee Carolyn Jacobson

The Berger-Marks Foundation is now accepting nominations for the annual Edna Award for Social Justice and the Kate Mullany Courageous Young Worker Award through Sept. 16.

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One-Third of Manufacturing Workers Are on Public Assistance: Winners and Losers of the Week

California home care provider Lisa Scott with her client, Adele Burris. Overtime pay means she can more easily visit her daughter and grandchild in Arizona, she said. (Photo by James Hamilton)

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Is a Necessity for All Children

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Every day you hear stories about families sitting around the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay for their children’s college tuition. But the reality is that many families with young children also struggle to figure out how to pay for early education and child care. In fact, today, early childhood education and child care are two of the most pressing issues facing working families. These issues are very important to the AFT and to the entire labor movement. High-quality early childhood care and education should be available for all children, not just the wealthy few.

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#1uEnough: The Working People Weekly List

It has been a tragedy-filled week for working people and their families. Here are some of the responses from our union sisters and brothers.

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Death of Police Officers in Dallas

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in reaction to the shootings of police officers in Dallas.

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in reaction to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

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