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We All Do Better with an Immigration System that Works for All Working People

Article from: aflcio.org By: Kenneth Quinnell Yesterday, the AFL-CIO hosted the “We All Do Better” conference, which focused on an important discussion on advancing an immigration agenda for all working people. Attacks against working people come in many forms, but we must stand against the idea that some of us are more worthy of freedom […]

Father’s Day 2018

Article from: www.history.com The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father’s Day 2018 occurs on Sunday, June 17. MOTHER’S […]

National Flag Day – June 14

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com On June 14 we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day.  This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents.  Representing independence and unity, the Stars and Stripes have become a powerful symbol of […]

Union Tips for U.S. Trips: Union Monuments

Article from: aflcio.org Across the nation, there are great monuments to the labor union legacy, and some may even be closer than you realize. Add these sites to your travel itinerary to put a union twist on your summer plans. Check out this list of union sites around the country! Amtrak Workers Memorial—Washington, D.C.: Memorial […]

National Making Life Beautiful Day – June 11

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com National Making Life Beautiful Day is observed annually on June 11.  It is a day dedicated to encouraging and celebrating men and women who are making life beautiful.  Whether you’re creating beauty through building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, one small action can lead to a ripple effect, making life […]

Wrongfully Detained Korean Union Leader Han Sang-gyun Wins Release

Article from: aflcio.org By: Kenneth Quinnell In December 2015, President Han Sang-gyun of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions was imprisoned for defending trade union rights and fighting back against corporate corruption and the repressive government of former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea. This week, Han finally won his freedom. Of Han’s release, AFL-CIO […]

Ending Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

Article from: aflcio.org By: Cassandra Waters No one should have to risk their safety or dignity to put food on the table. Yet every day, workers around the world are subjected to sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence. On Monday, May 28, workers, employers and governments will come together at the International Labor […]

World No Tobacco Day

Article from: www.who.int Tobacco and heart disease Date: 31 May 2018 Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease.” […]

Memorial Day

Article from: www.history.com Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal […]

Teamsters, Philly Coke distributor agree to new 5-year contract

Article from: www.philly.com By: Bob Fernandez The 600 members of Teamsters Local 830 agreed Saturday to a new five-year contract with Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, ending the threat of a strike, the company said. The two sides had been negotiating since February over a plan to switch worker pensions to a 401(k)-style benefit as the city’s new soda tax […]