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Paycheck fairness: Fighting for moms and all women

Male and female figures on a scaleIn this week leading up to Mother’s Day, advocates working across the country in workplace fairness and women’s health are focusing on issues that affect women – in particular mothers – and their economic security.

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Make it a union-made Halloween!

Kids in costume at doorStarted your Halloween preparations yet? Later this month, children across the country will cheerfully announce their presence at doorways hoping to receive sweet treats. While Halloween certainly belongs to children, adults get to make some decisions too—especially when it comes to buying treats that are American- and union-made.

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Minimum wage movement building momentum

People holding strike for a living wage signsOur economic recovery is well underway, the stock market has reached record highs, and corporations are registering record profits. Yet American low-wage workers are struggling. A movement to increase the minimum wage, however, is gaining momentum. What could this mean for workers across the country?

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