Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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18 Apr
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Bangladesh: Garment Workers, Unions Demand Justice on Anniversary of Activist’s Murder

This post originally appeared at the Solidarity Center. Four years after the tortured, lifeless body of Bangladesh garment worker–organizer Aminul Islam was discovered in a ditch, his killers have yet to be arrested. Yesterday, the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF) and ...

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12 Apr
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Ohio senate committee approves firefighter cancer legislation

Sarah Buduson, WEWS.com COLUMBUS, Ohio – A state senate committee voted Tuesday, approving legislation that will give workers’ compensation benefits to firefighters battling cancer. The Ohio Senate Insurance Committee passed SB27, which grants firefighters workers’ compensation benefits if they are ...

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12 Apr
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Judge Rules Right to Work Violates Wisconsin Constitution: Winners and Losers of the Week

Kenneth Quinnel. AFL-CIO Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. ...

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29 Mar
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Working People Win With SCOTUS Split Decision on Friedrichs’ Case

Today, the Supreme Court left standing nearly four decades of precedent and sound law that has worked for public employers and working people alike. This marks a significant defeat for the wealthy special interests who want to hijack our economy, ...

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29 Mar
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AFL-CIO Urges Administration to Finalize Long-Overdue Worker Protections

Following the U.S. Department of Labor sending the much-needed overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget, the AFL-CIO renewed its call for final action on these worker protections to improve the lives of working people across the country. These ...

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28 Mar
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Report: Working Women in the U.S. Have Less than 40 Minutes of Personal Time a Day

A new report released by the AFL-CIO reveals that more than half of working women spend less than four hours a week on themselves after fulfilling their work and caregiving responsibilities. The report is based on the results of a ...

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22 Mar
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A Message from Donnie Knox Carrier Unit President, USW Local 1999 : Keep Jobs In America

On February 10 my co-workers and I were pulled into a meeting and told that our employer, Carrier Corporation, was moving our jobs to Mexico. One of my co-workers caught the devastating announcement on film. I felt like I was ...

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16 Mar
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Senator Portman: #DoYourJob

Today, President Obama announced that he will nominate Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. We need to tell Rob Portman and Republicans in the Senate to do their job and hold confirmation hearings and a vote. Garland, 63, is ...

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07 Mar
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Leonard Pitts Jr. commentary: GOP, not Trump, is its own worst enemy

“If he was for it, we had to be against it” is a quote by former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich in the “The New New Deal” by Michael Grunwald. The “he” is President Barack Obama. The “we” is the Republican ...

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03 Mar
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AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka on Trump: He’s An Anti-American Bigot

Full speech here: http://www.aflcio.org/Press-Room/Speeches/At-the-2016-OPCMIA-West-Coast-Business-Managers-Meeting (Fort Lauderdale, Florida – March 3, 2016) – In a speech today to the Plasterer’s and Cement Workers union (OPCMIA), AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka challenged Donald Trump’s appeal to working class voters: Trumka said. We must ...

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