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Please see the attached ads to help stop fast tract, that are going up in Maryland. Share with family and friends and encourage that they make phone calls.
Encourage attendance to the COMMUNITY SPEAK OUT AGAINST FAST TRACK, Saturday, May 2nd, 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.
All members of Congress have been invited along with the press. Thanks
Fred D. Mason, Jr.
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Will Fischer is a Marine Corps veteran of the war in Iraq and the executive director of the Union Veterans Council. To join or learn more about the council, visit www.unionveterans.org and like us on Facebook.
Today is Memorial Day. Flowers are at peak bloom, the laughter of children welcoming summer can be heard from front porches throughout America and families are gathering for barbecues and fellowship. But today, we also pause and remember. Today, we take part in a collective funeral procession to the heart of our nation to pay our respects. Today, we honor those men and women who have drawn their last breaths on sandy beaches, city streets, ancient fields and in far away places, all in the service to our country.
In the latest video in his “Ideas to Save the Economy” series, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich gives numerous suggestions on how to fix the problems our education system faces, something that would benefit people across the economic spectrum.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter spent a weekend earlier this year with the emir of Qatar at the Al Bahr palace in Doha. It wasn’t his first visit to the emir’s palace. Since the 2022 World Cup was controversially awarded to Qatar in December 2010, numerous meetings have taken place, modern-day slavery has been exposed and reforms have been promised.
Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing around the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.
This month, I joined the chairman of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and many other leaders to call on our nation to act now on a pressing need—bringing our infrastructure into the 21st century.
Leave it to the right-wing neoconservatives at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to defend the indefensible: runaway CEO pay levels. Last week, the AFL-CIO’s Executive Paywatch website announced that S&P 500 company CEOs made on average $13.5 million in total compensation in 2014, an amount equal to 373 times the average production and nonsupervisory worker’s pay.
Working families, labor leaders and community activists sent a clear message on Wednesday: The labor movement will continue its efforts to build worker power for immigrants and will not wait for politicians or the courts to act. Speaking on the day before deferred action was scheduled to start, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre joined other leaders, including United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Executive Vice President Esther López, Bricklayers (BAC) President James Boland and National Day Laborer Organizing Network Director of Legislative Affairs Salvador Sarmiento, and immigrant workers who are members of UNITE HERE and the Ironworkers unions. Together, they vowed to defend the new deferred action programs and continue pushing for immigration reform with a road map to citizenship, while raising grave concerns about enforcement programs that undermine workers’ rights and destroy communities.
This month, we are celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander American activists and present-day organizers. Today we honor Yuri Kochiyama.
Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.
Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer holiday season. While the day honors those who have given their lives defending the nation, the weekend also marks the start of grilling season. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.
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