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Thousands rally as 22,000 miners are threatened with cut off of health benefits

UMWA Plans March on Washington

Lexington, Kentucky–Over 5,000 miners rallied here last Tuesday to protest health benefit cuts threatened to happen before the end of the year. Responding to the call of their union, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), miners came from seven states to gather at the convention center. Some arrived with walkers, canes, wheel chairs, and oxygen tanks, giving tangible evidence of the toll on human health inflicted by the mining industry.

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CWA Members on Strike at Verizon

CWA Members on Strike at Verizon

After nearly 10 months of trying to reach a fair contract with “Verigreedy,” 39,000 CWA and IBEW working families went on strike as of 6 a.m., Wednesday April 13. Elected officials across Verizon territory are rallying with striking Verizon workers, and CWA members were joined by AFL-CIO activists and other supporters as the strike continued.

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AFL-CIO endorsement of BCTGM’s boycott of “Made in Mexico” Mondelez International snack foods

AFL-CIO endorsement of BCTGM’s boycott of “Made in Mexico” Mondelez International snack foods

The AFL-CIO has endorsed the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) boycott of the snack food items of Mondelez International (“Mondelez,” “Mondelez/Nabisco”) that are made in Mexico.

The boycott is being conducted because Mondelez is shifting work from U.S. production facilities, most recently in Chicago, IL, to a facility in Salinas Victoria, Mexico.

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Bakery Workers Double Down on Nabisco Consumer Boycott

Bakery Workers Double Down on Nabisco Consumer Boycott

On March 23, the BCTGM — which represents nearly 4,000 members at Mondelez International, maker of Nabisco snack products — escalated its efforts to promote its “Check the Label” campaign. The action is in response to the layoff of the first 277 workers at the Southside Nabisco Chicago Bakery.

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Divided Supreme Court Narrowly Rejects Anti-Worker Attack

Divided Supreme Court Narrowly Rejects Anti-Worker Attack

When the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Friedrichs v. the California Teacher Association, ended in a 4-4 tie, public-sector unions breathed a collective sigh of relief. Since its initial filing in 2013, labor activists feared the case could deal a crippling blow to public-sector unions throughout the country.

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Delivering Hope

Delivering Hope

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

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Americans Depend on Clean Water

Americans Depend on Clean Water

Some 25 percent of all Americans depend on a for-profit source for their water supplies making the debacle in Flint a very repeatable possibility.

March 22 is “World Water Day,” a day created by the United Nations to inspire people to take action and work toward ensuring all people have access to safe water and sanitation systems. Water is a basic human right, but right now, the United States water infras

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2016 UAW Union Built Vehicle Guide

2016 UAW Union Built Vehicle Guide

  Download “2016-UAW-Vehicle-Guide.pdf” UAW-Vehicle-Guide.pdf – Downloaded 291 times – 122 KB These vehicles are made in the US or Canada by members of the UAW and Canada’s Unifor union, formerly the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW)....

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Postal Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Again)

Postal Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Again)

Did you know that the United States had a successful Postal Savings System for more than fifty years? From 1911-1967, working Americans could open a savings account at their local post office, guaranteed through the full faith and credit of the United States and earning interest at 2 percent. At its height in 1947, the Savings System had $3.4 billion in assets (more than $35 billion in today’s dollars) or about 10 percent of the entire commercial banking system.

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