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    By Doug Cunningham As the nation commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King's struggles for justice - and as we face the beginning of another momentous struggle with its own March On Washington in just a few days - let's also remember Dr. King's defense of worker rights. He was killed by an assassin's bullet while in solidarity with striking Memphis public sanitation workers.


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    By Doug Cunningham On Sunday January 15th National Nurses United are making what they say is their first stand to resist harmful policies of the new administration in Washington. It's a national day of action to save health care. NNU Co-President Deborah Burger. [Deborah Burger]: "We want to save health care for everyone. We want to expand Medicare and Medicaid.


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    By Doug Cunningham OSHA accepted union petitions this week to develop a national federal workplace violence prevention standard. The AFL-CIO, National Nurses United, AFGE, AFSCME, AFT, CWA, SEIU, USW, and the Teamsters. Healthcare and social workers testified at an OSHA hearing telling their stories about experiences with workplace violence.


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    By Doug Cunningham The University of California system is one of the ten richest universities in the country. But Teamsters Local 2010 President Jason Rabinowitz says university workers are suffering from low wages and years without raises. [Jason Rabinowitz]: "The workers are about eighty percent women, two-thirds people of color.


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    By Doug Cunningham Cashiers and cooks led protests in more than two dozen cities Wednesday against fast food CEO Andy Puzder's nomination as U.S. Secretary of Labor. The protests at Carl's Jr. and Hardees stores asserted that Puzder represents the worst of the rigged economy Donald Trump pledged to take on as president.


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    By Doug Cunningham Workers at BG&E rallied for a union at Exelon's Baltimore headquarters Tuesday. More than 1400 workers are voting Wednesday and Thursday to organize as IBEW Local 410. Tuesday's rally included 80 IBEW volunteer organizers, State Rep. Cory McCray - a member of IBEW Local 24 - as well City Council members Ryan Dorsey and John Bullock.


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    By Doug Cunningham National Nurses United (NNU) wants OSHA to promptly pass regulations to prevent violence in the delivery of healthcare. The union RN's testified at Occupational Safety and Health Administration hearings on a national standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings Tuesday in Washington D.C.


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    By Doug Cunningham Workers employed by the CKE Restaurants - the company ran by Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder - report high rates of wage and hour violations and sexual harassment. That's according to a survey of CKE employees done by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United). Hundreds of workers were surveyed using social media.


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    By Doug Cunningham Fiat Chrysler's announcement that it's investing a billion dollars in Ohio and Michigan auto plants is being embraced by the United Auto Workers Union. UAW President Dennis Williams says it shows Fiat Chrysler's commitment to the United States, to UAW members and their employees.


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    By Doug Cunningham The AFL-CIO says Congress should abandon plans for the "reckless repeal of the Affordable Care Act without providing an immediate replacement. Approximately 20 million people have insurance through the Affordable Care Act that they will lose if its repealed.


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    By Doug Cunningham As the nation commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King's struggles for justice - and as we face the beginning of another momentous struggle with its own March On Washington in just a few days - let's also remember Dr. King's defense of worker rights. He was killed by an assassin's bullet while in solidarity with striking Memphis public sanitation workers.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham On Sunday January 15th National Nurses United are making what they say is their first stand to resist harmful policies of the new administration in Washington. It's a national day of action to save health care. NNU Co-President Deborah Burger. [Deborah Burger]: "We want to save health care for everyone. We want to expand Medicare and Medicaid.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham OSHA accepted union petitions this week to develop a national federal workplace violence prevention standard. The AFL-CIO, National Nurses United, AFGE, AFSCME, AFT, CWA, SEIU, USW, and the Teamsters. Healthcare and social workers testified at an OSHA hearing telling their stories about experiences with workplace violence.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The University of California system is one of the ten richest universities in the country. But Teamsters Local 2010 President Jason Rabinowitz says university workers are suffering from low wages and years without raises. [Jason Rabinowitz]: "The workers are about eighty percent women, two-thirds people of color.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Cashiers and cooks led protests in more than two dozen cities Wednesday against fast food CEO Andy Puzder's nomination as U.S. Secretary of Labor. The protests at Carl's Jr. and Hardees stores asserted that Puzder represents the worst of the rigged economy Donald Trump pledged to take on as president.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Workers at BG&E rallied for a union at Exelon's Baltimore headquarters Tuesday. More than 1400 workers are voting Wednesday and Thursday to organize as IBEW Local 410. Tuesday's rally included 80 IBEW volunteer organizers, State Rep. Cory McCray - a member of IBEW Local 24 - as well City Council members Ryan Dorsey and John Bullock.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham National Nurses United (NNU) wants OSHA to promptly pass regulations to prevent violence in the delivery of healthcare. The union RN's testified at Occupational Safety and Health Administration hearings on a national standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings Tuesday in Washington D.C.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Workers employed by the CKE Restaurants - the company ran by Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder - report high rates of wage and hour violations and sexual harassment. That's according to a survey of CKE employees done by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United). Hundreds of workers were surveyed using social media.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Fiat Chrysler's announcement that it's investing a billion dollars in Ohio and Michigan auto plants is being embraced by the United Auto Workers Union. UAW President Dennis Williams says it shows Fiat Chrysler's commitment to the United States, to UAW members and their employees.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The AFL-CIO says Congress should abandon plans for the "reckless repeal of the Affordable Care Act without providing an immediate replacement. Approximately 20 million people have insurance through the Affordable Care Act that they will lose if its repealed.


    Read More...

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