AFL-CIO

Local Unions Defy Afl-cio In Push To Oust Police Unions

The nation’s labor movement is splitting over police reform in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Local unions are defying leaders of the AFL-CIO, who have rejected calls to cut ties with the labor federation's law enforcement arm and stressed...
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Uaw Demands Congressional Inquiry Into Facebook Over The Word ‘unionize’

Facebook says it was a mistake. But the UAW and AFL-CIO say it is censorship and illegal.Here’s what happened: On June 10, Facebook had a work session about a new tool on its Workplace platform, which is an employee communications system similar...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Censorship

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Senators Urge Paycheck Protection For Digital News Orgs In Letter Backed By Wga East &...

With declines in advertising revenue devastating news organizations across the country because of the coronavirus pandemic, 14 U.S. Senators have signed a letter urging Senate leaders to specifically “include payroll support for digital-native...
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Labor Activists Want To Reform Police Unions. Union Leaders Don't Want To Talk About It.

Many major union groups, including the AFL-CIO, count police unions among their ranks of teachers and postal workers — and it's seemingly making their leaders uncomfortable with talking about police brutality. The killing of George Floyd has...
Related topics: Activism, Police

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Afl-cio's Veteran Council Demands Resignation Of Defense Secretary And Joint Chiefs Chair Over...

Jon Queally, staff writer"President Trump has set a violent and misguided tone in the wake of George Floyd's tragic murder. It is time for our leaders at every level to challenge and repudiate this dangerous rhetoric—and for those at the top of...

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Headlines For June 3, 2020

Minnesota Opens Human Rights Probe of Minneapolis Police DepartmentMinnesota AFL-CIO Calls on Police Union President to Resign over George Floyd's KillingGeorge Floyd's Family Members Join Protest March of 60,000 in HoustonArrest Warrants...
Related topics: Human Rights, Police, Protests

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Biden Wins Endorsement Of Afl-cio

“The AFL-CIO, the country’s largest coalition of labor unions, endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, with the organization’s top official vowing to wage an aggressive effort to help him defeat President Trump,” the...
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Mike's Blog Round Up

Darwinfish 2: The Republicans' whole strategy seems to consist of projection. Progressive Eruptions: The pandemic is real. The president is a hoax. Hackwhackers: Trump may not care about worker safety, but the AFL-CIO does. The Daily Irritant: ...

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Afl-cio Has A Plan

AFL-CIO has a Plan From the AFL-CIO website: PRIORITIES OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT TO ADDRESS THE CORONAVIRUS: PROTECT FRONT-LINE WORKERS Streamline approaches for allocating and distributing personal protective equipment to working people in greatest...

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Bailout Oversight Lessons From 2008

Damon Silvers, the AFL-CIO's Policy Director and former Vice-Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, has a really important column about the oversight lessons from the 2008 bailout. It was a struggle to get the Obama administration to be...
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Afl-cio Calls On Federal Government To Protect Entertainment Industry Workers

With hundreds of thousands of entertainment industry workers suddenly unemployed by the coronavirus shutdown, unions and guilds affiliated with the AFL-CIO’s Department for Professional Employees are calling on President Trump, Treasury...

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Criticism Of Dem-npl Caucuses Is Unwarranted

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots on Tuesday, March 10, at the Democratic polling site at the AFL-CIO building on First Avenue North in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum At times it has seemed as though the state party was slouching its way...
Related topics: Caucuses

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Afl-cio Scraps Orlando Presidential Forum

TALLAHASSEE — The AFL-CIO today canceled a Florida forum featuring Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. The event was scheduled for March 12 in Orlando, five days before the state‘s presidential primary in which 219...
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Afl-cio Head Asks Members To Call Lawmakers, Advocate For Federal Standards Amid Coronavirus...

The head of the United States’s largest labor confederation on Friday urged members to call lawmakers to ask for help to protect front-line workers amid the spread of coronavirus in the U.S.In an email to union members, AFL-CIO...

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Biden And Sanders To Attend Union Forum In Orlando

TALLAHASSEE — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, on a collision course in the race for the Democratic nomination for president, will participate in a key Florida forum next week with one of the nation’s largest labor organizations. The...
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South Carolina, Neoliberalism's Stranglehold, And The Mystique Of The 'black Vote'

Adolph Reed Jr., Willie LegetteCharles Brave, president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, speaks during an "I'm a Medicare for All Voter" campaign press conference in Charleston, South Carolina on February 24, 2020, just days ahead of the state's...
Related topics: Medicare

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Brickbat: Make-work Measure

Oregon's Supreme Court has approved a ballot referendum that would ban stores from having more than two self-checkout kiosks. The measure is backed by unions, including the Oregon AFL-CIO, who say it will save jobs. They say the kiosks also make it...
Related topics: Referendum

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How Labor Beat Mexico On Trade

For AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to declare victory on the North American trade agreement reached this week, Mexico had to lose. The point of contention was whether the AFL-CIO could send American inspectors into Mexican factories where workers...

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Trump Trade Deal Likely To Sow Division In Democratic Presidential Field

Democrats running for president face a difficult decision on whether to embrace a revamped trade deal with Mexico and Canada that is backed by the AFL-CIO and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), but also represents a significant victory for President...
Related topics: Mexico, Canada, Nancy Pelosi

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Afl-cio Backs Trump's North American Trade Pact

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced Tuesday that the powerful labor confederation will support President Trump’s new North American trade deal, paving the way for likely passage in the Democratic-controlled House.Trumka said in a...

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