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Month: July 2017

Cost of Living

July 2017 Consumer Price Index (CPI) Consumer prices in the United States increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2017 (Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers CPI-U), below 1.9 percent in May and compared to market expectations of 1.7 percent. For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. The Consumer Price […]

Hollywood Heavyweight Urges Unions to Fight Hard

Actor Danny Glover has maintained a successful career in Hollywood since the late 1970s, including appearances in the blockbuster Lethal Weapon film series. But the bright lights of Tinseltown haven’t dampened his enthusiasm for the middle class workers and American labor movement.   The post Hollywood Heavyweight Urges Unions to Fight Hard appeared first on […]

Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day AFL-CIO Today, we commiserate Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The gap between the earnings of black women and white men is so large that, essentially, up to today black women have been working for free. Think of it as the modern-day equivalent of the constitutional count of slaves as three-fifths of a […]

A Big Week for Your Health Care

A Big Week for Your Health Care Sometimes failure is a good thing. That was especially true last week when the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It meant that Congress was stopped from taking health care away from tens of millions of Americans, at least for now. What […]

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