We Are Winning: The Working People Weekly List

We Are Winning: The Working People Weekly List

Working People Weekly List
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Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

AFL-CIO Releases New Ad, ‘We Are Winning’: “The AFL-CIO today launched a television ad campaign highlighting the wave of collective action sweeping the country. From union organizing victories to the defeat of ‘right to work’ in Missouri, working people are on the rise. As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka puts it, ‘Something is happening in America….When we stand together, we have the power.'”

AFL-CIO Leads Solidarity Delegation to Brazil in Defense of Democracy: “From Aug. 13–18, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre (UFCW) and AFL-CIO International Committee Co-chair Stuart Appelbaum (RWDSU/UFCW) led a delegation to Brazil to support Brazilian brothers and sisters dealing with the implementation of national ‘right to work’ legislation, and to show their solidarity with former Brazilian President and union leader Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva, who was unjustly accused and convicted on corruption charges earlier this year and has been inhibited from campaigning freely as a candidate in the upcoming Brazilian presidential elections. Representatives from UAW, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), United Steelworkers (USW) and UNI Global Union also participated in the delegation.”

This Labor Day, Raise the ‘Steaks’ the Ethical Way: “Many of you will be spending a portion of Labor Day weekend with the grill of your dreams. So when you ‘meat’ up with friends, be sure to raise the ‘steaks’ for your holiday barbecue with these delicious favorites made by ethical companies that treat their workers fairly, thereby helping to strengthen the middle class. Enjoy the holiday, and together we’ll grill our way to a stronger America.”

First Day Fairness: In the States Roundup: “It’s time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states.”

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Tim Walz: “This November’s elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we’ll be taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz.”

UFCW Local 227 Trailer Hits the Road to Help Members in Need: “The UFCW is into food, not fighting. ‘But several people have approached our trailer, very excited because they thought we are the Ultimate Fighting Champions,’ Caitlin Blair said with a chuckle. ‘That’s always funny.’ Blair is communications and political director of Louisville-based United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227 in Kentucky. The local is proud of its custom-made trailer that volunteers pull around the state, mainly to raise money for members in financial straits.”

AFT Identifies Companies that Profit from Family Separation Policies: “One of the most heartbreaking news stories of 2018 is the Trump administration’s decision to separate undocumented immigrant families that enter the United States.The AFL-CIO, the AFT and other advocates for working people have condemned this policy and called for families to be reunited. As part of this effort, the AFT has issued a new report to inform pension trustees and the working people they represent about companies that are profiting off of family separation and mass incarceration.”

Do They Care? What Working People Are Doing This Week: “Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across 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.”

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Rich Cordray: “This November’s elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Ohio gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray.”

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Andy Levin: “This November’s elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are going to take a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Michigan congressional candidate Andy Levin.”

Kenneth Quinnell
Fri, 08/24/2018 – 10:52

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Updated: August 31, 2018 — 3:59 am