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8 Ways Working Families Are Stepping Up to Help Out in the Flint Water Crisis

5 hours 3 min ago

The story has been all over the news in recent months, but there is a major crisis with the water in Flint, Michigan. What is covered a lot less is that working people in unions, both in Michigan and beyond, have stepped up in a variety of ways to help the residents of Flint maintain their safety during the crisis. Here are some of the ways that working people have helped out so far.

Trade Deals Like TPP Encourage 'Business Decisions' Like This Heartbreaking One from Indianapolis

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:30pm

In this video, workers at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis react to the company announcing that it will ship 1,400 local jobs to Mexico in what they described as "strictly a business decision." You can hear the heartbreak and outrage in the voices of the workers who must now scramble to figure out how to take care of their families. Carrier makes heating, air conditioning, ventilation and other systems. The layoffs are scheduled to begin in 2017.

TPP Is Terrible for U.S. Workers

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:00am

Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer for the California Labor Federation, wrote a recent op-ed for The Sacramento Bee explaining why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for America's workers.

Must See: Michael Moore’s New Film

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:00am

With the 2016 election season underway, the timing could not be better to go see an exciting new film from progressive champion Michael Moore. It’s called “Where to Invade Next,” and it takes on some of the most pressing issues facing America today. Moore, in his usual funny, creative and thought-provoking way, makes a strong case for the AFL-CIO's Raising Wages agenda as a way to restore the American Dream.

Is the TPP a Threat to Human Rights?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:00am

Just days before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment deal was signed, a human rights experts warned against it.