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‘Long overdue’: Facebook bans white nationalism on its platforms

Article from: www.aljazeera.com Facebook has banned praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on its social media platforms, including Instagram, in a move that comes in the wake of a massacre at two mosques in New Zealand earlier this month. The implementation of the new policy will begin next week, the United States-based internet giant […]

RTW Defeat in Colo. Just Latest in Long Chapter

Article from: teamster.org For the 30th consecutive year, a so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) proposal has gone down in ignominious defeat in Colorado. In 29 of those 30 years, the anti-worker measure was defeated in the state Legislature. The other time was in the 2008 general election when it was rejected by Colorado voters. Steve Vairma, Secretary-Treasurer […]

Earth Day: Facts & History

Article from: www.livescience.com Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects. Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

New Proposal Would Keep Millions of Working People from Getting Overtime

Article from: Kelly Ross The Donald Trump administration is proposing a new overtime regulation that would protect at least 2.8 million fewer workers than the overtime regulation proposed by the Barack Obama administration in 2016. The AFL-CIO and other overtime advocates had urged the Trump administration to implement the Obama administration’s overtime rule and defend it against […]

Pompeo: US continues to seek answers on murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Article from: www.aljazeera.com Article by: William Roberts Washington, DC – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the US will continue to work to identify those responsible for the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and “hold them accountable”. Pompeo was confronted by Congressman Gerry Connolly about Khashoggi’s murder during a congressional hearing. Connelly is […]

‘Miracles Do Happen:’ Long-Lost Mother and Daughter Find One Another at Local 777

Article from: teamster.org Workers know that the union has a way of bringing people together, but it’s not every day that the Teamsters brings together actual blood relatives. That’s what makes the story of Mary Kay Krekan-Trout and her daughter Sandra (Sandee) Dumas so extraordinary, because that’s exactly what happened: the two had been separated […]

What is the Green New Deal? Explaining the climate proposal

Article from: www.aljazeera.com Article by: Ben Piven The US Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal to take up the Green New Deal in a vote Democrats called a “sham” and a “stunt”. Senators voted 57-0 against proceeding with debate on the proposal, which seeks to combat climate change. Forty-three Democrats voted “present” to protest against the […]

National Burrito Day – 1st Thursday of April

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com National Burrito Day is observed annually on the first Thursday in April. A burrito is a heavy tortilla wrapped around meat, cheese, tomato, rice, beans, vegetables, and sauces.  Burritos can be filled with ground beef, shredded chicken, shredded beef or shredded pork.  Bean choices often include black, red, whole or refried beans.  Vegetables […]

More Victories for Missouri Union Workers

Article from: teamster.org Missouri voters stood up for workers last year when they rejected a ballot measure that would have made so-called right to work law in the state. Late last week, two judges added that record in the Show Me State, handing down separate rulings that again protected the rights of unionized workers. In the first […]

Women’s History Month Profiles: Maida Springer Kemp

Article from: aflcio.org By: Kenneth Quinnell For Women’s History Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various women who were leaders and activists working at the intersection of civil and labor rights. Today’s profile is Maida Springer Kemp. Maida Springer Kemp was born in Panama, but moved to Harlem at the age of 7. Her mother, Adina Steward Carrington, […]