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Jun 29, 2018 | News Story
The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $500 given to an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome. The work should be published -- in print or online -- in a union or workers' center publication OR by an...
Jun 27, 2018 | Press Release
New York, NY - "We know that these attacks on unions are being driven by anti-worker and other right wing interests to strike a blow at the infrastructure that supports every day working class Americans—not simply unionized public sector workers, but their private sector counterparts as well.
Jun 22, 2018 | News Story
After months of intense negotiations and a public campaign by UFT members, the union and the Department of Education have reached an agreement that will provide paid parental leave for New York City public school educators. UFT President Michael Mulgrew and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the deal at a press conference at City Hall on June 20, and the UFT’s Delegate Assembly unanimously approved...
Jun 22, 2018 | News Story
AFSCME District Council 1707 and supporters marched and rallied on Wednesday to demand that New York City end the unfair salary disparity between early childhood teachers in community based organizations and Department of Education schools. Teachers at these CBOs are professional educators who are doing the same job as their peers who work for the DOE, with the same qualifications, yet certified...
Jun 22, 2018 | News Story
From the New York State AFL-CIO: A year ago New York union members led the way to the most impressive political victory in the history of this state – the defeat of the Constitutional Convention. Despite being down 40 points in the polls, Labor won on election day with an astonishing 83% of the vote. These days, it’s hard to get 83% of people to agree on anything, let alone an Election, but we...
Jun 22, 2018 | News Story
From A ball game just isn’t a ball game without the hot dogs, the salty snacks, the sodas and the beer. To best enjoy these goodies, we recommend ethical brands made by companies who treat their employees fairly. If you’re headed to the stadium to tailgate, you can bring your own snacks (but don’t try this with the beer!) If you’re watching at home, consult the list of products...
Jun 15, 2018 | News Story
On Tuesday after work, hundreds of union construction workers rallied outside of Related Companies headquarters... check out video here!
Jun 15, 2018 | News Story
Celebrate your dad in solidarity style this Father's Day by getting him a gift that sports the union label. Check out some union-made Father's Day gift ideas from our friends over at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Don't forget to text MADE to 235246 for more union-made-in-America product lists.
May 28, 2018 | News Story
Today, and every day, we must remember the Service Members of this great Country who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service, and we will never forget. #MemorialDay
May 25, 2018 | News Story
CEO pay for major companies in the United States rose nearly 6% in the past year, as income inequality and the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs have increased. According to the new AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch, the average CEO of an S&P 500 Index company made $13.94 million in 2017—361 times more money than the average U.S. rank-and-file worker. The Executive Paywatch website, the most...