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This week Robert Reich, secretary of labor in the Clinton administration and professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, leads a discussion on what we can do to close the inequality gap as the AFL-CIO continues its crucial conversation about the future of working people and of unions at www.aflcio2013.org.
AFSCME Local 3558 will be back at the table in mediation with the Human Development Center Weds., June 26. The union represents 137 workers at HDC sites in Cloquet, Duluth, Two Harbors, and Grand Marais. The Superior HDC site is non-union.
AFSCME 3558 vice president Dale Minkkinen gave Duluth Central Labor Body delegates an update on talks that have had workers thinking they would be forced out on strike.Read more >>>
As commonsense immigration reform moves through the U.S. Senate, people and groups on the losing side of the debate are making outrageous claims in bogus studies and TV commercials. Let’s take a minute and revisit some of the facts about immigration reform.
Immigration reform with a path to citizenship and workplace rights doesn’t just benefit aspiring citizens and their families. It's good for all workers. Earlier this year, we published a 10-point checklist showing how all workers will benefit from fixing our broken immigration system. Here are just a few. Read the entire article.Read more >>>
In the Wake of Sandy, Books
The AFT and First Book—a nonprofit that has distributed more than 90 million new books to children across the United States—have joined forces with New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) to help encourage a culture of reading for low-income and middle-class students.
This video features AFT’s team-up with First Book to place books in the homes of the children of Freeport, N.Y., a community devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
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The North East Area Labor Council is a coalition representing over 40,000 workers. Its' affiliates include the Iron Range Labor Assembly, the Duluth Central Labor Body, the Carlton County Central Labor Body, and Minnesota AFL-CIO affiliates in Northeastern Minnesota. Our goal is to constantly and consistently enhance the mobilization efforts of the labor movement in Northeastern Minnesota to better the lives of working people.
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