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by AFL-CIO | on Sep 17, 2021

AFL-CIO Adds 57th Affilate Union

The National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) becomes the AFL-CIO’s 57th affiliate after receiving a direct charter today.  The NWSLPA represents players who...

by AFL-CIO | on Sep 16, 2021

World Cup: Human Rights Center Stage

With venue selection underway for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America, human rights organizations, including the AFL-CIO, are demanding that FIFA adhere to its promise to prioritize human and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 09, 2021

MLB Players Union in Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, September 8th, Marvin Miller became the first labor leader to be inducted into the hallowed halls of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born in the Bronx and raised as a Brooklyn Dodgers fan...

by Brian Young | on Jun 16, 2021

Orioles Cut Free Housing for Minor Leaguers

It is no secret that minor league baseball players aren’t paid well. Usually, the players' men in their late teens or early 20’s who went into baseball instead of going to college or...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 02, 2021

Trump Lawyer Sues MLBPA for $1B

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and the league are facing a $1.1 billion lawsuit from a group of small business owners over the league’s decision to move the 2021 All Star...

by Brian Young | on May 03, 2021

Players Unions Take on Voting Rights

Following the 2020 election, many Republican states decided that the way to ensure that they stay in power was to make changes to the voting system. Georgia received the most attention for this by...

by Guest Post | on Apr 16, 2021

Brett Farve's Ignorance, Hypocrisy on Full Display

This column originally appeared on Yahoo Sports. One of the things about being in this position is that you have to do your best to be fair. Journalism shouldn't be a lack of objectivity,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 09, 2021

Union Boxing Champ Joe Smith Headlines Title Fight

On Saturday the working man’s boxing champ, Joe Smith Jr, will headline ESPN’s night of fights as he takes on Maxim Vlasov for the vacant WBO light heavyweight title. The 31-year-old...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 07, 2021

The Poverty Wages of Minor League Baseball Players

April is here and with it comes the beginning of the baseball season. For players both in the Major Leagues and the Minor Leagues, the beginning of the season also means getting paid for the first...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 16, 2021

SAG-AFTRA Goes After Influencers

SAG-AFTRA represents roughly 160,000 workers in the entertainment industry. Their members are on most major TV shows, movies, and commercials. Their members can also be heard on the radio nationwide...

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