She Works Full Time For A Government Contractor For Poverty Wages And Then Became Homeless

Privatization leads the race to the bottom. Report after report continues to show that workers and taxpayer lose when government jobs are contracted out to the lowest bidder. Last year In The Public Interest released a biting report on the effects of privatizing public jobs. “By slashing labor costs, a company may be able to […]

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AFL-CIO Releases Youth Economic Platform, Leading Up to State of the Union Address

Platform to serve as foundation for upcoming nationwide actions Today, the AFL-CIO Young Worker Advisory Council released its economic platform as part of an effort to build a nationwide youth economic movement for raising wages. The platform, which is being announced on the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union address, is an agenda […]

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January 17, 1891

Filipino labor organizer, lawyer, and migrant-rights activist Pablo Manlapit is born. He moved to Hawaii as a young man and worked on several sugar plantations before pursing a law degree. Hawaii’s first Filipino lawyer, Manlapit worked tirelessly to represent Filipino workers. He helped organize the Filipino Labor Union and was a leading figure in the […]

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Weekly List Of Communication Positions From UnionJobs

AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) Senior Fellow, Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department  District of Columbia Assistant Director, Information Technology Department District of Columbia Data Coordinator – Wisconsin, Campaigns Department – Midwest Region, Wisconsin Campaign Coordinator – Ohio, Campaigns Department Midwest Region  Ohio Popular Education Coordinator, Campaigns Department  District of […]

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Shaheen Hosts NH First Responder And Member Of The Profession Firefighters Of NH At State Of The Union

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host Bill McQuillen, a Portsmouth firefighter and Secretary-Treasurer of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, as her guest at next week’s State of the Union address. The State of the Union will be delivered by President Obama Tuesday, January 20 at 9:00 PM. Shaheen selected McQuillen as her […]

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NH Senate Democrats Condemn Sen. Paul’s Demonization Of Disabled Workers

Woodburn calls on Senator Kelly Ayotte & NH GOP Senate to Join Him CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire Senate Democrats condemn KY Senator Rand Paul’s comments suggesting half of the people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance are cheating the system faking a disability. “Senator Paul’s comments demonize injured workers who are getting only what they paid […]

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AFT’s Weingarten: New Model for Unionism Requires Organizing With Community for Economic Justice, Political Power, Workers’ Dignity

“We can no longer operate as if we’re in a factory. The knowledge era has arrived. As circumstances change, our nation changes, the world changes and we too must change.” WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten today laid out a framework for a renewed American labor movement. She was joined by U.S. Labor Secretary […]

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NH Congressional Delegation Calls For Transparency For Proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Delegation requests open process to allow more time for citizens to express views WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to concerns from New Hampshire residents, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Frank Guinta (R-NH) are calling for an open and transparent process before any final decision is […]

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NH Retirement Security Coalition Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on 2008 Legislative Changes

  The NH Retirement Security Coalition has long contended that promises made to our member employees should be enforced because our members uphold their promises each and every day that they go to work.  The Court’s decision in American Federation of Teachers – New Hampshire et al. v. State of New Hampshire today unfortunately allows […]

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January 16, 1948

The meatpacking industry in the United States effectively shuts down when both the United Packinghouse Workers of America and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America go on strike over wages. Just ten days into the strike, usi…

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