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On Anniversary of the Disaster, Workers Demand Justice for Rana Plaza

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:00pm

On April 24, workers around the world are taking action to demand justice for Bangladeshi garment workers on the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse.

Fighting for Racial Justice and Immigrant Rights on the Front Lines

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 9:30am

This week marks the five-year anniversary of Arizona's notorious S.B. 1070 law, which codified a set of anti-immigrant regulations designed to promote self-deportation of local residents, or "attrition through enforcement," in the explicit language of the bill. Among the most disturbing aspects of the law is the provision that mandates racial profiling by requiring law enforcement agents to determine the immigration status of community members who they "suspect may be undocumented."

Second Labor-Supported Immigrant Advocacy Center Opens in N.J.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:00am

The state’s second labor-supported immigrant advocacy center opened Tuesday, April 21, at the Jersey Gardens Mall, as the result of a unique partnership between Union County and We Are One New Jersey, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping more than 400,000 legal immigrants living and working in New Jersey become U.S. citizens.

11 Things You Need to Know About Safety for Workers Memorial Day

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00pm

Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. This year, the struggle continues to create good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy and pay fair wages and to ensure the freedom of workers to form unions and, through their unions, to speak out and bargain for respect and a better future.

Trumka Details Labor’s Fight Against Fast Track and Bad Trade Deals

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:00am

 In an extensive interview with Vox.com, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka outlines the labor movement’s fight against Fast Track, the flaws in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, the trade relationship between the United States and China and the shortcomings and negative impact on the middle class of the nation’s trade policy.