by AFL-CIO | on May 27, 2016

10 Facts about the Minimum Wage

On the anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25, it's timely to go over some basic facts on the minimum wage. Here are 10 important figures to remember...

by Brian Young | on Mar 28, 2016

Free for all in the Tar Heel State

During the months of March and April, a lot of state legislatures make headlines as they pass their budgets.  Often times, they take up controversial bills, such as Right to Work in Missouri or...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 04, 2016

Right-to-Work (for less) defeated in Kentucky

It's the talk of the day, in tweets from the Building Trades in DC, on the Kentucky AFL-CIO website and even on Yahoo! A federal US district court judge ruled that local governments, like County...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 03, 2016

$15 in 2016

So the GOP in Congress has blocked raising the Federal minimum wage, but this really isn’t news because this is one of the worst Congresses in our nation’s history and we are used to them...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 01, 2016

AFL-CIO's Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2015

Kenneth Quinnell of the AFL-CIO put together a listing of the Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2015. You can go check out the original post on the AFL-CIO Now blog website. These are the most read stories...

by Guest Post | on Nov 19, 2015

Battle over wages on Long Island

LI Fed to LIA:  Significant studies show clear economic benefit to raising the minimum wageJohn R. Durso, President of The Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, said today that the labor...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 28, 2015

Fast Food Automation gonna happen anyway

Conservative blowhards and the mocking birds that mimic their nonsense are trying to get the word out that raising fast food wages to a minimum of $15 an hour will kill jobs and lead to automation....

by Brian Young | on Jul 17, 2015

Quality King likes men, not women.

Workers at Quality King, a pharmaceutical and personal care products repacking company, rallied at the company’s headquarters in Bellport Long Island this week.  The workers, who are...

by Brian Young | on Jun 25, 2015

Choosing Sides: Wages in Trouble in NYC

According to the NY Daily News, Mayor De Blasio was offered the ability to raise the minimum wage for all workers in NYC, but turned it down.  As part of a deal offfered to him by the Senate...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 18, 2015

New York's Wage Boards

There really is no shortage of reasons for raising the hourly minimum wage in the fast food industry:Three out of four fast food workers in New York earn $9.25 per hour or less. Contrary to...

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