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by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 19, 2021

A Ban on Ray-Ban?

by Guest Post | on Jul 16, 2021

CEO to Worker Pay: 299 to 1

The following was put out by Union Matters, a comprehensive email put out by the NYC Central Labor Council every Friday. You can sign up for it by clicking here. 2020’s growth in pay...

by Brian Young | on Jun 11, 2021

OSHA Issues Safety Order for Healthcare Workers

15 months after COVID hit the United States and six months after President Biden ordered OSHA to create a COVID workplace standard, the agency has finally released a temporary safety standard, but...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 06, 2021

Report: AFL-CIO Continues to Work with Police Unions

Last summer, during the height of the protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality, the AFL-CIO announced the creation of the ​“Task Force on Racial Justice.” A...

by AFL-CIO | on May 04, 2021

275 Workers a Day Die in the United States

This post was written by the AFL-CIO. In 2019, 5,333 working people were killed on the job and an estimated 95,000 died from occupational diseases, according to the 30th edition of the report...

by Brian Young | on Apr 29, 2021

100 Days of Helping Workers

Thursday, April 29th marked the 100th day that Joe Biden has been President of the United States. The first 100 days have been used as a benchmark since President Franklin Roosevelt on how successful...

by Brian Young | on Mar 26, 2021

Georgia Voting Bill Makes it Illegal to Hand Out Water

Just a few months ago, voters in Georgia headed to the polls to deliver the state for President Joe Biden and in January elected two Democrats to the United States Senate. Those two Senators allowed...

by Brian Young | on Feb 18, 2021

Biden Meets with Labor Leaders in the White House

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris invited union leaders to the White House on Wednesday to discuss investing in infrastructure and the COVID relief bill. Included in the meeting...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 21, 2021

Biden Signs Order to Create COVID OSHA Standard

One day after taking the oath of office to become the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden has hit the ground running with a number of Executive Orders (EO) aimed at controlling the COVID-...

by Brian Young | on Jan 18, 2021

AFL-CIO: Ban Imports from Forced Cotton Labor Plants

The Uyghur region in China is the site of one of the world’s largest forced labor camps. These camps have an estimated 1.5 million Uyghurs in them. Many have been sent there for “re-...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 12, 2021

Will Unions' Calls to Resign Work?

Nearly a week ago Trump supporters attacked the Capitol in an effort to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote. They were spurred on by Trump, Senators like Missouri’s Josh Hawley...