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New DVD Documents the Rise of UAW and One Family's Search for Social Justice

3 hours 48 min ago

As we celebrate May Day, a new documentary has been released that takes a look at the rise of the UAW. The film, "Brothers on the Line," also explores one family's crusade for social and economic justice. Learn more, and purchase the film online at

Amalgamated Bank and We Are One N.J. Team Up to Make Citizenship Easier for Aspiring Americans

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:00am

Amalgamated Bank, the largest majority union-owned bank in the United States, is teaming up with We Are One New Jersey to make it easier for aspiring Americans to apply for U.S. citizenship.  The new program will offer short-term, low-interest loans to legal U.S. residents who are unable to afford the $680 citizenship application fee. Borrowers will be offered below market interest rates and will have six months to repay the loans. We Are One New Jersey will offer the loan applications at their centers in Hudson and Union counties in May.  

‘No’ to Fast Track, ‘Yes’ to Fair Trade

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:25pm

Union members and allies raised their voices in loud protest Thursday to oppose so-called Fast Track authority to pass a multination trade agreement that would ship good-paying American jobs to Asia, Central America and other low-wage regions, pushing down wages of U.S. workers. 

Oregon: Wyden Trying to Pull a Fast One on Fast Track

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:00pm

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced agreement with Republican leaders April 16 over the terms of a “Fast Track” bill introduced in the Senate and House. The bill would make it easier to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a NAFTA-style trade deal that the Obama administration has been negotiating in secret with representatives from 11 other Pacific Rim nations.