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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.

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

2019 Clark County First Citizen Reception for Ed Barnes

 From the AFL-CIO The Labor Wire / March 15, 2019

 Message of the Day—A Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Teamsters Blood Drive

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Executive Board meeting

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Delegates meeting

 

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Executive Board meeting

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Delegates meeting

 

From the AFL-CIO on the government shutdown

 This is what we know about the deal:

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Executive Board meeting

A four-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers may soon be over. About 1.2 million workers will win and 2.8 million will lose.

The Department of Labor is scaling back an Obama-era rule that would have doubled the maximum salary for a worker to qualify for overtime pay, according to a proposed rule the agency sent to the Office of the Federal Register for public review.

In speeches and in press releases over the last year, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has pointed out that unions are uniquely qualified by their very nature to lead the country out of what he has called a “dark period,” a time when hateful speech and vitriol emanate from the White House and are found in abundance everywhere else. Unions, he notes, bring together all kinds of people in a fight that is common to the vast majority, a fight for a better life for oneself and for the next generation.

Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable. Black women, in particular, have played an enormous role in the movement’s legacy and development.

Union leaders want Congress to make protections for TPS holders and Dreamers permanent and won’t stop lobbying on their behalf.

More than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Washington, D.C., urging Congress to stand by TPSers and Dreamers.