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Elizabeth Warren Shines at Nevada Candidates Forum

Helaine Olen The Washington Post
Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts connected all the dots to point to the both all-encompassing and systemic nature of the issues facing American workers at the National Forum on Wages and Working People.

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Defying Predictions, Union Membership Isn't Dropping Post-Janus

Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene Governing
The Supreme Court’s ruling was expected to diminish union membership. But so far, many unions have actually increased their numbers since the verdict. Conservative groups are working to reverse that trend in the long run.

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Why a Successful Union Organizer Thinks Traditional Organizing is a Lost Cause

Rick Wartzman Beyond Chron
Instead of being sufficiently innovative, says Seattle SEIU Local 775 David Rolf, most labor leaders have been “reinvesting and doubling down on our American system of enterprise-based collective bargaining since the union movement started to shrink in the early 1950s.” The result: “Through decades . . . we’ve seen unions grow weaker and weaker every year while continuing to repeat the same strategic directions.”

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Number of Women, Minorities in Labor Leadership Called Dismal

Jaclyn Diaz Bloomberg Law/ Daily Labor Report
Leaders must also know when it’s time for a new person to take the helm. To keep new blood flowing through the labor movement, older leaders have to make room for their successors, RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, said. “You have to get out of the way. You can’t just talk about it,” she said. “If you’re a leader, a strong leader, you step down and open that up to someone you believe reflects where this union needs to be.”

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SEIU PRESIDENT ON DONALD TRUMP AND THE ‘FIGHT FOR $15’ MOVEMENT

Emily Cardei Newsweek
The Service Employee International Union, along with other public sector and service industry unions, was not invited to President Trump's meeting with certain union leaders. Its President Mary Kay Henry expects to be hit hard by Trump's cuts. She hopes by expanding the Fight for $15 campaign support for unions will broaden.
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