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Join the Celebration at a Labor Day Event Near You

This Monday is Labor Day, when people across the country will come together at barbecues, festivals and other family events to recognize the incredible achievements of America’s working people and celebrate all those who make our country run. And you can join in the celebration by finding a Labor Day event near you. This Labor Day should be a celebration of working families because we are ready to speak up together, change the rules and bring lasting economic balance so that every family can pursue the American Dream and work for a better life.

What Do Families Need Just to Get By?

In his song "Get By," rapper Talib Kweli asks a question...

A Bigger Share for Bike-Share Workers: One Worker’s Story on Winning a Voice (and Contract) in the Workplace

There is an invisible hand that mysteriously guides bike behavior in New York City, making them disappear and reappear all around the city…and those hands belong to Dolly Winter. Dolly, a friendly veteran dispatcher, has worked for Citi Bike in New York City since its launch in 2013. Dolly says her favorite part of the job is watching the flow of the bikes and people in the city. She is truly a bike enthusiast who believes that bike-share programs change lives and build healthier communities.

The Browning-Ferris NLRB Decision Explained

Last week, working people won a significant victory when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued the Browning-Ferris decision and increased employer accountability for wages and work conditions. As with most rulings issued by government bodies, it's a little complicated and a lot of questions are being asked about what exactly the ruling means. We're here to tell you.

A Pizza Shop Owner Wrote a Facebook Post About Locked-Out Union Members. Then Something Amazing Happened

It's good to be union. Especially when your family is by your side. 

Check out this video from the United Steelworkers (USW) about Maddio's Pizza and Subs owner Matt Struhar who wrote a Facebook post in solidarity with the locked-out steelworkers at ATI Technologies a few weeks ago. 

Worker Wins Update: Southern Edition

Despite facing a difficult political climate and "right to work," workers across the South have stood up in the past year to fight for better wages and working conditions.

German Labor and Government Leaders Question Impact of On-Demand Economy on Quality of Working Life

The impact of the “on-demand” or “gig” economy on the quality of working life was the dominant theme in a recent visit to Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley by German labor and government leaders.

Sen. Wyden Can Help Secure Labor Rights for Guatemalan Workers

In August 2015, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) traveled to several Latin American countries, including Guatemala, Argentina and Cuba, to discuss trade while protests continue against the current Guatemalan government.

Wait, We Still Haven't Paid Latino Workers Who Cleaned Up After Katrina? Winners and Losers of the Week

In our regular weekly feature, we’ll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

Watch This Poet Slam Wisconsin's Scott Walker

Poet Dylan Garity takes on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) in this compelling performance from the Button Showcase at last year's National Poetry Slam. It's hard to think of a more deserving target than Walker.

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