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    By Doug Cunningham Eighty-seven civil rights groups have serious concerns about the nomination of Alexander Acosta as Trump's Labor Secretary. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wants a thorough review of Acosta's nomination before Senate confirmation.


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    By Doug Cunningham Boston Teachers Union members will protest their stalled labor contract talks Wednesday. They're coming to a Boston Public Schools meeting and AFT President Randi Weingarten is expected to be there. Boston teachers are seeking to cut down on uncompensated work hours for teachers at the city's autonomous schools.


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    By Doug Cunningham The UCLA Labor Center and Los Angeles Black Worker Center are out with a new report showing a Black jobs crisis in Los Angeles. The report looks at the adverse effects widening inequality and lack of job opportunities are creating among Black workers.


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    By Doug Cunningham Here's a handy online tool hat will help you track Trump administration actions affecting workers and the economy. It's the Workers Rights and Wages Policy Watch launched by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).


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    By Doug Cunningham The Communications Workers of America (CWA) are in labor contract negotiations with AT&T Mobility on behalf of 20,000 workers in 36 states and the District of Columbia. In a video prepared by their union CWA AT&T workers spoke out on the issues at the bargaining table. [CWA AT&T Workers]: "AT&T, we're the ones that make AT&T.


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    By Doug Cunningham The May Day Coalition of Los Angeles says it's planning a large march on May Day - May 1st - called "We Resist In Los Angeles". The coalition consists of a broad range of groups throughout southern California. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is a strong part of the coalition.


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    By Doug Cunningham The AFL-CIO says a bill passed by U.S House Republicans attacks union workers at the Veterans Administration. The AFL-CIO's Director of Government Affairs, Bill Samuel, says instead of standing up for working families ten Democrats joined House Republicans in "a betrayal of the promise to treat all VA workers fairly.


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    By Doug Cunningham Two hundred forty-six United Steelworkers members on strike at Hecla Mining's Luck Friday mine in Utah have unanimously voted to stay out on strike. The strike started March 13th. The workers changed the legal reason for the strike to an unfair labor practices strike. They made it clear they are in perfect solidarity on staying on strike.


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    By Doug Cunningham Hundreds of thousands of workers in the Food Chain Workers Alliance and SEIU’s United Service Workers West will rise up in a general strike resistance action on May Day. May 1st is International Workers Day. A statement on the United Service Workers West Facebook page made the call to join the “Day Without The People” general strike on May Day.


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    By Doug Cunningham Nine hundred striking Rockford Illinois Public Schools workers are coming back to work Monday after a three day strike. AFSCME Council 31’s Ed Sadlowski says the strike was legal and the workers had strong support from the Rockford Education Association.


    Read More...
    By Doug Cunningham Eighty-seven civil rights groups have serious concerns about the nomination of Alexander Acosta as Trump's Labor Secretary. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wants a thorough review of Acosta's nomination before Senate confirmation.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Boston Teachers Union members will protest their stalled labor contract talks Wednesday. They're coming to a Boston Public Schools meeting and AFT President Randi Weingarten is expected to be there. Boston teachers are seeking to cut down on uncompensated work hours for teachers at the city's autonomous schools.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The UCLA Labor Center and Los Angeles Black Worker Center are out with a new report showing a Black jobs crisis in Los Angeles. The report looks at the adverse effects widening inequality and lack of job opportunities are creating among Black workers.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Here's a handy online tool hat will help you track Trump administration actions affecting workers and the economy. It's the Workers Rights and Wages Policy Watch launched by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The Communications Workers of America (CWA) are in labor contract negotiations with AT&T Mobility on behalf of 20,000 workers in 36 states and the District of Columbia. In a video prepared by their union CWA AT&T workers spoke out on the issues at the bargaining table. [CWA AT&T Workers]: "AT&T, we're the ones that make AT&T.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The May Day Coalition of Los Angeles says it's planning a large march on May Day - May 1st - called "We Resist In Los Angeles". The coalition consists of a broad range of groups throughout southern California. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is a strong part of the coalition.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham The AFL-CIO says a bill passed by U.S House Republicans attacks union workers at the Veterans Administration. The AFL-CIO's Director of Government Affairs, Bill Samuel, says instead of standing up for working families ten Democrats joined House Republicans in "a betrayal of the promise to treat all VA workers fairly.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Two hundred forty-six United Steelworkers members on strike at Hecla Mining's Luck Friday mine in Utah have unanimously voted to stay out on strike. The strike started March 13th. The workers changed the legal reason for the strike to an unfair labor practices strike. They made it clear they are in perfect solidarity on staying on strike.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Hundreds of thousands of workers in the Food Chain Workers Alliance and SEIU’s United Service Workers West will rise up in a general strike resistance action on May Day. May 1st is International Workers Day. A statement on the United Service Workers West Facebook page made the call to join the “Day Without The People” general strike on May Day.


    Read More...

    By Doug Cunningham Nine hundred striking Rockford Illinois Public Schools workers are coming back to work Monday after a three day strike. AFSCME Council 31’s Ed Sadlowski says the strike was legal and the workers had strong support from the Rockford Education Association.


    Read More...

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