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Labor's Edge Articles by Kenneth Quinnell


5/4/16

Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

by Kenneth Quinnell

 

Photo courtesy Labor 411

Mother’s Day is less than a week away (May 8), so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for mom that also carries the union label. Our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, can help you out.


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4/25/16

Prince Was a Champion for Working People

by Kenneth Quinnell

The world lost a musical icon last week. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people.


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4/20/16

New AFL-CIO Trade Video Warns That TPP Would Double Down on NAFTA’s Economic Devastation

by Kenneth Quinnell 

The AFL-CIO released a video today showing firsthand the devastating economic impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have on communities across the country. When global companies move jobs offshore to take advantage of trade deals, they not only destroy jobs, they suppress wages, deprive local governments of needed resources and leave working families behind. 


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3/1/16

AFL-CIO Asserts that Gig Economy Workers Are Employees

by Kenneth Quinnell

AFL-CIO Asserts that Gig Economy Workers Are Employees

The AFL-CIO Executive Council affirmed that working people in the gig economy share a single common designation: employees.


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2/17/16

New AFL-CIO TPP Report Highlights Lack of Worker Protections

by Kenneth Quinnell

 
New AFL-CIO TPP Report Highlights Lack of Worker Protections

new report released yesterday shows how the Trans-Pacific Partnership lacks adequate labor rights provisions. 


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12/18/15

22 Resolutions Passed at the Recent CLUW Convention

by Kenneth Quinnell


The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) held it's 18th Biennial Convention in November. Among the wide array of activities during the convention, the delegates passed numerous resolutions related to issues that affect and concern women in the workforce.


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12/10/15

10 Reasons You Should Sign the Petition Calling for the Repeal of the Health Care Tax

by Kenneth Quinnell

A new tax on health care plans is threatening to hurt working people and their families. The 40% tax on many health care plans will lead to increased out-of-pocket costs for workers. You can go right now and add your name to a petition to members of Congress asking them to keep the Affordable Care Act affordable by supporting a repeal of the health care benefits tax.


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12/8/15

Union-Made in America Holiday Gift Ideas

by Kenneth Quinnell

It's not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America!


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10/1/15

Worker Stories: Allysha Almada

by Kenneth Quinnell

On Oct. 7, the White House is holding a summit with leaders in the various movements to improve the lives of working people across the country, with a focus on how to make sure that economic growth is broad-based and that workers share in the benefits they help create with their labor. Until the summit begins, we'll be highlighting the stories of workers and their struggle to make sure their voices are heard on the job.


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9/17/15

Latinos at the Forefront of Advancing Workers’ Rights

by Kenneth Quinnell


Throughout this month, the AFL-CIO and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) are profiling past and present leaders in the intersecting movements to protect and expand the rights of Hispanics, Latinos and working families.


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