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AFL-CIO Challenges Navient Corporation to Disclose Its Lobbying Spending

7 hours 10 min ago

The AFL-CIO demanded today that student loan debt servicer Navient disclose its corporate spending on lobbying activity. The labor federation delivered a proposal during Navient’s annual shareholder meeting calling on the company to disclose all of its lobbying efforts and expenditures. 

Unions Win Safer Jobs for Working People

8 hours 10 min ago

For centuries, unions have been at the forefront of fighting for and winning safer protections for working people. Horrific workplace tragedies such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and the Hawks Nest Tunnel disasters are reminders of the need for unions.

10 Facts on the Minimum Wage

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 9:00am

On the anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25, it's timely to go over some basic facts on the minimum wage. 

Here are 10 important figures to remember when we talk about the minimum wage (after the jump). 

Make It a Union-Made Memorial Day Barbecue

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 8:00am

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer holiday season. While the day honors those who have given their lives defending the nation, the weekend also marks the start of grilling season. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.