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Inside The 2016 Fight For The White Working Class

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home

WICKLIFFE, Ohio ― Joshua Lewis is knocking at a front door when the homeowner pulls into the driveway in a red Toyota pickup truck. Out steps Craig....

Trump’s Working-Class Appeal Is Starting To Freak Out Labor Unions

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home

Over the course of five weeks, Working America, the non-union affiliate of the AFL-CIO labor federation, did extensive canvassing in union-dense, blue...

Donald Trump: The Answer to Curses

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump, a billionaire who opposes raising the minimum wage, now at the poverty level of $7.25 an hour, is holding himself out to working people as the man who will stand as a dam against that torrent.

Donald Trump Is Killing It With Rust Belt Voters

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Here are some scary findings for anyone who doesn't support Donald Trump for president. Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO uni...

Optimizing Outcomes for Women's Health Care: A Conversation With NOW President Terry O'Neill

Leslie Tolf | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Leslie Tolf

By understanding how women's health care issues affect the working world, we can begin to address the coverage inequalities that persist. I sat down with my colleague NOW President Terry O'Neill to discuss the challenges facing women today when it comes to healthcare, and the options for doing better in 2016.

5 Women Labor Leaders Speak Their Minds on the Future of Labor

Leslie Tolf | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Leslie Tolf

"A woman's rights affect everyone's rights. This is happening in sectors where people think it's not -- like manufacturing, where women might get only $11-12 an hour. Collaboration is important, and women need to come together. We also need men supporting this."

Ariel Edwards-Levy

'I Never Thought I'd Be Able To Give My Son His Own Bedroom' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.08.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The year 2014 is ending on an economic high note: The U.S. workforce added 321,000 jobs in November, hourly wages are ticking upward, an...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

Dave Jamieson

How Obamacare Could Be A Huge Boon To 'Alt-Labor' Groups | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Officials at Working America, the AFL-CIO's non-union affiliate, believe they may have found a path toward long-term financial viability...

American Workers: From Bounty to Bleakness

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

This Thanksgiving will be very different for too many American workers. They won't share in the bounty they helped create.

Will AFL's Love Affair With 'Alt-Labor' Leave Existing Union Members Behind?

Steve Early | Posted 11.18.2013 | Home
Steve Early

Who wouldn't like to believe that a more exciting convention format prefigures a major turning point for labor?

Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start With Non-Union Workers

Amy B. Dean | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
Amy B. Dean

For workers in America, it can be hard to know where to turn when a boss pays you late or not at all, doesn't provide benefits, or just yells at you for no good reason. That's why a Working America launched a website last month that makes it easy to get that kind of information.

Laura Bassett

GOP Official Calls Teenage Labor Activist 'A Radical B*tch' | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2013 | Home

Steve Kush, the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico, called a 19-year-old Working America volunteer a "radical ...

Only an Uprising

Mike Lux | Posted 12.20.2012 | Home
Mike Lux

In a town built on access and power, few want to directly confront the guy in charge. And you know what? Before everyone gets all worked up about that fact, they should understand that it is the nature of DC insider-ism.

A Doorstep Focus Group Every Night

Richard Trumka | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Richard Trumka

Mitt Romney's Achilles heel is what he supports and what he won't own up to. President Obama's strategy should be to relentlessly explain, explain, explain.

Building a Working Class Movement in Denver

Alice Cochran | Posted 05.19.2012 | Denver
Alice Cochran

We all know things have gone out of balance in America. In neighborhoods across the country, working families understand what's happening.

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy the Neighborhoods

Paul Loeb | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Paul Loeb

Like participants in previous movements for justice, the Occupiers need to avoid the false choices between protest and organizing, community building and electoral involvement, surrealist theater and the grunt work of change.

Arthur Delaney

As Other States Cut Back, Oregon Gives More | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home

While some states have been cutting unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed, Oregon has made its benefits more generous. People laid of...

Arthur Delaney

'America Wants To Work': Organizing The Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.26.2011 | Home

The community organizing affiliate of the AFL-CIO is coordinating with state labor groups to hold monthly meetings of the unemployed in five U.S. citi...

Amanda Terkel

LISTEN: Biden Fires Up Union Activists: Organized Labor Keeps 'Barbarians From The Gate' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Biden gave the Obama administration's most forceful statement of solidarity with organized labor in its current battles a...

Amanda Terkel

A Fresh Victory For Wisconsin's Labor Movement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may have won the most recent battle in Madison by securing passage of an anti-union bill, labor ac...

Electoral Defeat Shows It's Time Progressive Bloggers Started Caring About the Labor Movement

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Elk

Perhaps after the recent election losses, bloggers will stop viewing elections as the key to challenging corporate power -- and instead focus on creating power in the workplace.

Jobless Organize to Remove Republican Royalists From Their Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

Beck leads a pack of royalist Republicans who have spent the summer mocking, vilifying and denigrating the nation's 14.5 million unemployed workers. The unemployed are fighting back, however.

Is the Labor Movement Speaking for Its Female Members?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Elk

Karen Nausbamm, the director of the AFL-CIO's Working America, has a penchant for pointing out that the AFL-CIO is the largest women's organization in...

Sam Stein

Working America, Labor Group, To Mobilize Unemployed Voters | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A labor-allied group is hoping to tilt the November elections toward Democrats not by playing to voters' dissatisfaction with the economy but by motiv...