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On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

Patt Moon-Updike wanted to be a nurse since she was 9 years old.

On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

As socialists look out at the horizon of the struggle for a radically reformed society, we should try, like good Marxists, to anticipate where and with whom conflicts are likely to arise and how we are going to deal with those challenges.

A year and a half later, sleepless but amped up on coffee and solidarity from a 29-hour marathon final bargaining session, I celebrated with the rest of the bargaining committee, made up of select union members who negotiated directly with the company, as the union and Vox Media management reached a contract agreement.

I had done a complete 180 on unions.

When retired USW member and Army veteran Jim Blank discovered Union Plus recently, he was pleasantly surprised to learn he could still benefit from its programs. He received a $1,000 Veteran’s Grant when he purchased a house for his daughter through the Union Plus Mortgage Program.

Democrats and organized labor aim to make Eugene Scalia, the pick to lead the Labor Department, a target in 2020 in hopes of testing President Trump’s support among rank-and-file union voters.

The president of the AFL-CIO labor federation spoke at a closed meeting with representatives from the entire field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates ahead of Wednesday’s

For those of you joining us in Erie for the Labor Day Parade, below are pictures of placards we ordered to share with your members. please note they are printed on both sides. One side says, "WANT POWER? JOIN A UNION " in either English or Spanish. The other side has one of the 5 topics pictured. They are generously provided FREE from the AFL-CIO. Contact Rosann with the # you will need. 

For those of you joining us in Erie for the Labor Day Parade, below are pictures of placards we ordered to share with your members. please note they are printed on both sides. One side says, "WANT POWER? JOIN A UNION " in either English or Spanish. The other side has one of the 5 topics pictured. They are generously provided FREE from the AFL-CIO. Contact Rosann with the # you will need. 


If you are attending the Hermitage Labor Day Parade contact Andrew Harkulich, we had them delivered to him for that location.

With political support from Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and several Virginia state lawmakers, airline food preparation workers took their nationwide struggle against their bosses public with a July 23 protest that drew almost 1,000 people and virtually filled the old main hall at Washington National Airport.