The Future for Black Workers

The AFL-CIO on Feb. 4 launched the first in a series of nationwide symposiums to address the growing economic inequality among U.S. workers – particularly African Americans. Working in partnership with the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), the AFL-CIO intends to identify the many ways systemic racism affects black workers, and provide real policy

Why Shouldn't Education Be Free?

Why shouldn’t higher education be free for everyone? Higher education is not a commodity. It is a social good. It’s increasingly necessary to get a good, middle-class job. A more highly educated workforce can be more adaptable and make the country more competitive. So why shouldn’t it be free for everyone? Why Shouldn't Education Be

How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called “trade deal” that could cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, suppress U.S. wages, and irreparably weaken our democracy and sovereignty. How TPP Could Make Our Economy Worse

Trumka: TPP Is a New Low

In a new op-ed for the Hill, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains the key reasons why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for working people, both in the United States and overseas. Trumka describes the deal by saying that “the TPP is a giveaway to big corporations, special interests and all those who want economic rules that

5 Reasons that Rosy Predictions About the TPP Are Wrong

One of the billionaires crusading to cut working people’s Social Security now has his sights set on making the Trans-Pactific Partnership look like a sweet deal. Hint: It’s not. Pete Peterson’s think tank, Peterson Institute for International Economics, just released a study in January 2016 predicting great economic growth from the TPP.  But the PIIE methods are so

NLRB Judge Rules Walmart Wrongly Fired Strikers

An administrative law judge at the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Walmart retaliated against workers for participating in strikes. Walmart claimed that the workers’ actions were not protected under the National Labor Relations Act and that it was legitimate to fire the employees for violating the company’s attendance policy. Judge Geoffrey Carter ruled against Walmart. Source: AFL-CIO
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