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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers
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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Legendary Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda never had to endure economic hardship — but this week, at a virtual town hall for essential workers, Fonda made it clear that she stands solidly behind working men and women struggling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I’m a person of privilege,” Fonda…

Does the HEROES Act Deliver for Working People?
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Does the HEROES Act Deliver for Working People?

New York, NY – While the HEROES Act is being applauded by some for including essential workers left out of previous relief packages, the legislation now wending its way through Congress faces strong opposition, too. For many progressives, the legislation fails to be both cost effective and inclusive for 36 million unemployed workers and those…

McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage
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McDonald’s Workers Take Fight Against Sexual Harassment to the World Stage

New York, NY – This week, a group of international unions filed a complaint in the Netherlands aimed at pressuring McDonald’s to finally address and resolve the systemic abuse many workers say they experience on the job. They filed with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — unions say this is the very first…

Labor vs McDonald’s – The Battle Continues
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Labor vs McDonald’s – The Battle Continues

As demonstrations against McDonald’s continued across the country, many of the company’s anti-worker practices are being addressed. Under pressure from employees, unions, community organizations, and the public, McDonald’s has finally addressed Coved-19 with equipment in stores, increased paid sick leave, and raised pay for employees. With workers’ fears of catching the coronavirus, McDonald’s faced unprecedented protests by…

Unions Urge Congress to Include Universal Access to Broadband in Pandemic Response
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Unions Urge Congress to Include Universal Access to Broadband in Pandemic Response

Washingon DC – Leaders of  CWA,  AFT,  and SEIU have urged for universal access to broadband in future legislation that addresses the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent letter, CWA President Chris Shelton, AFT President Randi Weingarten, and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry note that the COVID-19 public health emergency has forced hundreds of millions of…

LaborPress Q&A with Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants President
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LaborPress Q&A with Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants President

New York, NY – Flight attendants are on the front lines during the coronavirus crisis. LaborPress sat down with Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO, to learn more about what they are dealing with – and what the union is doing to help. LP: What are some major…

West Coast App Drivers Take to the Streets to Confront Uber and Lyft’s Assault on Worker Protections
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West Coast App Drivers Take to the Streets to Confront Uber and Lyft’s Assault on Worker Protections

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Uber and Lyft’s refusal to accept the new California law intended to define their drivers as employees has had one harsh consequence. Many who lost income or have been unable to work because of the COVID-19 virus epidemic have also been unable to get unemployment benefits. “We can’t apply for unemployment because we’re…

Safety Issues Continue as Trump Orders Re-Opening of Meat-packing Plants
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Safety Issues Continue as Trump Orders Re-Opening of Meat-packing Plants

Washington DC – The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) – is opposed to the re-opening of 14 meatpacking plants mandated to open by President Trump’s executive order. These operations continue without adequate procedures to ensure worker safety. UFCW has raised health and safety concerns that are affecting employees and risking the food…

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