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Organize 100,000 New Workers in 5 Years? UNITE HERE Says It Will

Andrew Wallender Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report
UNITE HERE set an ambitious organizing goal at its convention. The union also pledged to get more of its members elected into political office, increase retirement security, and build a culture of inclusion and partnership within its ranks.

Hector Figueroa, Union Leader With Impact, Dies at 57

Patrick McGeehan The New York Times
Hector Figueroa, who as president of one of the country’s most influential labor unions led successful campaigns for better pay and working conditions for thousands of low-wage workers, died on Thursday at his home in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Here’s What Unions Think about Medicare for All

Amanda Michelle Gomez ThinkProgress
How might collective bargaining change if health care wasn't tethered to work? Democratic presidential candidates aren’t in agreement over how to solve the current health care crisis, where 1 in 2 sick Americans cannot afford health care.

Rats Have Speech Rights, Too: Unions, Protests and Balloons

Shaun Richman New York Daily News
Last month, the National Labor Relations Board sought an unprecedented injunction against Laborers Local 79 in Staten Island to stop them from inflating a rat balloon. Unions must fight back.