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Labor Unions Build the Middle Class: The Working People Weekly List Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s the latest edition of the Working People Weekly List. Labor Leaders Condemn GOP Fiscal Commission as Anti-Worker 'Power Grab': “A coalition of U.S. labor leaders spoke out forcefully on Thursday against the Republican-led push for a ‘fiscal commission,’ denouncing the proposal as an attack on Social Security, Medicare, and other programs that tens of millions of current and retired workers depend on to meet basic needs. Liz… [...]

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Black History Month Profiles: Quenell Jones This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Quenell Jones of the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). In 2019, Quenell Jones was selected as a mentee for the American Society of Cinematographers, a program designed for working professionals with an interest in pursuing… [...]

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Service & Solidarity Spotlight: UMWA Welcomes Logan County Commission Office Staff as Newest Members Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story. The Mine Workers (UMWA) announced that the workers at the Logan County Commission voted to be represented by the UMWA.“I want to welcome the newest members of the UMWA and congratulate them for their decision to join our union,” said International President Cecil Roberts. “Their decision places… [...]

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Black History Month Profiles: Jerry T. Jordan This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Jerry T. Jordan of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Jerry T. Jordan is president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), AFT Local 3. Jordan received his degree in education and Spanish… [...]

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Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Houston Landing Workers Form Union After Editor, Star Reporter Fired Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story. An overwhelming majority of workers at the nonprofit publication Houston Landing voted to join The NewsGuild-CWA. The workers were proud to have met and even exceeded company targets for impact, page views and engagement time, among others, just eight months after launch. Management’s shock decision to terminate… [...]

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