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The Latest Chapter in AFL-CIO's Discussion on Racial and Economic Justice Comes from Oakland

In February 2015, the AFL-CIO launched the Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice to broaden our frank and thoughtful discussion on racial inequality and its economic impact. The commission is facilitating conversations with local labor leaders around racial and economic disparities and institutional biases and to identify ways to become more inclusive as the new entrants to the labor force diversify. Here is part of the discussion from a recent forum in Oakland, California.

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Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List

Photo courtesy Methodshop.com on Flickr

On Super Bowl Sunday next week, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out in Santa Clara, California, at Super Bowl 50. While the Super Bowl carries a union label, from players to broadcast crews to stadium workers—your Super Bowl party spread can, too, with union-made in America food and drinks.

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Working People Battle Snowzilla: Winners and Losers of the Week

Working People Battle Snowzilla: Winners and Losers of the Week

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

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The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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The SAG Awards Ceremony Is Tonight!

It's almost that time of year again, when the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony highlights the best acting in last year's movies and TV shows. The live awards ceremony will air tonight at 8 p.m. (pre-show begins at 6 p.m.). Learn more and follow the awards on Twitter.

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Check Out These Inspiring Highlights from the Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

If you weren't able to make it to Washington, D.C., for the 2016 AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, you can see highlights from the inspiring event in this new video from the Transport Workers (TWU). 

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Mondelez to Ship Middle-Class Jobs to Mexico: Winners and Losers of the Week

Photo courtesy Michigan Municipal League on Flickr

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

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The Working People Weekly List

The Working People Weekly List

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

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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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By Our Hands: A Sex Advice Columnist Says Unions Are Great

By Our Hands: A Sex Advice Columnist Says Unions Are Great

Today, the AFL-CIO is launching a new online magazine through Medium called “By Our Hands.” This new feature will highlight the stories of working people and national figures—and some that may come as unexpected such as from sex advice columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage in the first offering. This periodical publication will include content from the AFL-CIO and contributing authors. Make sure to check it out often, and we’ll be sure to pass along some of the top content as it comes.

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