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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, […]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Union Reporters!

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com Valentine’s Day began as St. Valentine’s Day, a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus.  February 14th, Valentine’s, Day first became associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages as the tradition of courtly love was then flourishing.  During 18th century England, this day evolved into an occasion […]

NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY – Second Monday in February

Article from: nationaldaycalendar.com Observed on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day is a day to take some time out of your busy schedule to do needed care on your computers. Over time, files and programs that are unused on your PC clog the memory and cause confusion during retrieval and use of other data. […]

Neal Bill Offers Opportunity to Honor Pension Promise

Article from: teamster.org The struggle to ensure the retirements of millions of hardworking Americans continues. But the reintroduction of essential legislation by a long-time pension protector could go a long way toward bolstering nest eggs jeopardized under the current system. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the new chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, […]