• Obama Meets with AFL-CIO Executive Council

    Click to watch video of President Obama’s speech. Renews pledge to support EFCA, continue fighting for workers President Obama addressed the leadership of the AFL-CIO at the recent Executive Council meeting in Washington, DC. Touting the major legislative accomplishments of his administration – health reform and Wall Street reform chief among them – the President […]

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  • Rich Trumka’s Speech to National Press Club

    AFL-CIO President talks jobs, restoring the middle class, and health care In a speech delivered to the National Press Club on Monday, National AFL-CIO President, Rich Trumka, said because of the failed policies of the past three decades, the United States is “a nation with profound, unaddressed structural economic problems on a long-term, downward slide.” […]

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  • NC Justice Center Report on Employee Free Choice

    “Improving Employee Rights at Work, Improving Employee Livelihood” The North Carolina Justice Center has released a special federal policy update on the Employee Free Choice Act (opens PDF). The report, by Stephen Jackson of the NC Budget and Tax Center, concludes the legislation is reform North Carolina workers need: “Despite the Piedmont crescent being home […]

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  • World Series Stars Pitch, Go to Bat for EFCA

    “A level playing field is as important in the workplace as it is in baseball.” The Major League Baseball Players Association, AFL-CIO, is marking the beginning of the World Series with print ads in support of the Employee Free Choice Act. The ads will run in today’s edition of Capitol Hill newspapers Roll Call, The […]

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  • Successful 52nd Annual NC AFL-CIO Convention

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan Elections, resolutions, and answering the call to action At our recently concluded 52nd Annual Convention in Atlantic Beach, NC, delegates took action on a range of issues, including the election of officers and executive board members, approving resolutions to guide our work for the next year, and writing letters to the […]

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  • Employer Wage Theft Common for Low-Wage Workers

    Minimum Wage, Workers’ Comp, Overtime laws violated routinely This may come as little surprise to our readers, members, and activists in the labor movement. A new study, “Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers,” reveals that employers regularly violate wage and hour laws for their low-wage employees. Workers who can least afford it are the most likely to […]

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  • James Andrews Interviewed on EFCA ‘Compromise’

    VIDEO: WRAL in Raleigh asks what compromise would mean Cullen Browder with Raleigh CBS affiliate WRAL has been reporting on the debate in Congress and in North Carolina about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). The legislation is currently stalled in the U.S. Senate, and there has been talk in the press about a potential […]

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  • Newest U.S. Senator Al Franken Co-sponsors EFCA

    We are now one vote closer to breaking filibuster The Employee Free Choice Act has a new champion in the United States Senate – Al Franken, junior senator from the state of Minnesota. After his swearing in, Franken attended a reception at the AFL-CIO headquarters to announce his support: “As of about a half hour […]

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  • Employee Free Choice Act Gets the Star Treatment

    This motion picture approved for all audiences They are 47 artists, including Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winners and nominees. They are sitcom stars, character actors, musicians, comedians, and Broadway performers. They are all union members, working with union writers and an all union crew, and they all support the Employee Free Choice Act. […]

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  • Investors, Scholars and Global Support for Employee Free Choice Act

    Investors speak out for Employee Free Choice Act Right now is the right time for Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act says a coalition of investors who manage almost $400 billion in assets in a letter to the bill’s primary sponsors. The support of these 26 leaders from the investment community is a […]

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  • Study: Majority Sign-Up Doesn’t Lead to Coercion

    A ‘total absence of any employee or union abuse’ for Illinois workers The University of Illinois published results of a study authored by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment policy, on Illinois’ Majority Interest Petition (MIP) process, which grants public employees in that state the option to form a union using majority sign-up. […]

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  • Community Organizes Teach-In on Workers’ Rights

    ‘Why We Need Unions’ on Saturday, 5/9 The Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), one of several community groups to rally support for Moncure workers during their 8-month strike, is hosting a teach-in entitled “Corporate Rule, Bailouts & Greed: Why We Need Unions” in Chapel Hill on Saturday, May 9. The teach-in will […]

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  • Veterans Join Battle for Employee Free Choice Act

    VoteVets.org mobilizes for freedom to organize Saying the freedom to organize and form unions is one of many American values for which veterans have fought and died, the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council and VoteVets.org are teaming up to fight for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. “The freedom to organize is an American value, […]

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  • Big Business: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

    Hypocrisy of EFCA opponents knows no limits The Employee Free Choice Act will do three very important things: Take away the employer’s power to decide how workers choose union representation, giving the choice to employees alone Provide for mediation on first contract disputes after 90 days and binding arbitration if either side fails to negotiate […]

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  • New National Ad for Employee Free Choice

    Media Fund effort depends on viewers like you Greed. Fabric of America. The Real Secret. Hope & Change. We Don’t Ask. The Boardroom. See Saw. These are the national television spots made possible by contributions to the AFL-CIO Media Fund from local and national unions, state federations like ours, central labor councils, and thousands of […]

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