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Trumka Calls for New Supreme Court Direction at Yale Law School

Richard Trumka AFL-CIO
Judge Kavanaugh would return workplace law to the 19th century. He would deny working people our most fundamental rights. And that’s exactly why he was nominated. He’s been vetted by the same people who’ve been pulling the strings since Bush v. Gore.

Beyond #MeToo

Judith Levine New Labor Forum
The only thing that will protect service workers is a fundamental cultural transformation that renders groping the nanny a shock to the sensibilities of most men.

The Coming Progressive Agenda for Workers’ Rights

Kalena Thomhave American Prospect
Workers rights under the law have suffered systemic neglect since the National Labor Relations Act was passed in 1935. Fixing it is a start, but much more needs to be done.

Mexican Union Leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, Sworn in as Senator

IndustriALL Global Union IndustriALL Global Union
IndustriALL Global Union marked a historic moment as Mexican union leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, returned to his country after 12 years in exile to be sworn in as senator, in a ceremony in Mexico City on 29 August.

Mexican Union Leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, Sworn in as Senator

IndustriALL Global Union IndustriALL Global Union
IndustriALL Global Union marked a historic moment as Mexican union leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, returned to his country after 12 years in exile to be sworn in as senator, in a ceremony in Mexico City on 29 August.

Under Trump, Labor Protections Stripped Away

Katie Johnston The Boston Globe
“This has been a terrible 18 months-plus for working people in this country,” said Celine McNicholas, director of labor law and policy at the Economic Policy Institute. “It’s an unprecedented attack on workers.”