Labor News

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Single-payer healthcare gets backing from Medicare’s “creator”

The last surviving "creator" of the original Medicare proposal of 1965 is enthusiastically endorsing Medicare for all.

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Hillary Clinton pledges to push Employee Free Choice

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton supports comprehensive labor law reform, and she says she really means it.

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AFL-CIO to hold regular talks on racism beginning in September

"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."

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AFL-CIO leaders push presidential candidates on labor’s Raising Wages Agenda

"It's a sign of the times and how important the fight is that five major presidential candidates would come here in a 24-hour period."

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AFL-CIO adds single-payer insurance to its Raising Wages campaign

 Union leaders passed a resolution that calls upon the AFL-CIO to add a demand for single-payer heath insurance to the federation's Raising Wages campaign.

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Today in labor history: Fast-food workers strike for $15 in seven U.S. cities

Fast food workers walked off their jobs and demonstrated in the thousands for a higher paycheck - $15 an hour.

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Presidential candidates knocking at labor’s door this week

The AFL-CIO hopes to lay out a strategy to unite workers across the country behind its Raising Wages Agenda and behind a broad program of progressive action.

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Minnesota, workers want AT&T to comply with state paid leave law

Corporate defiance by AT&T led members of CWA and their families to rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on July 17.

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Striking federal contract workers demand "$15 and a union"

All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.

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Netroots Nation delegates discussed unions' role in progressive causes

Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.

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