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An administrative law judge at the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Walmart retaliated against workers for participating in strikes. Walmart claimed that the workers' actions were not protected under the National Labor Relations Act and that it was legitimate to fire the employees for violating the company's attendance policy. Judge Geoffrey Carter ruled against Walmart. Read more >>>

The U.S. government claims the labor protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are “gold standard,” but we need to look no further than Honduras to see how inadequate and unenforced labor obligations endanger workers’ lives and weaken workers' rights. Read more >>>

If you weren't able to make it to Washington, D.C., for the 2016 AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, you can see highlights from the inspiring event in this new video from the Transport Workers (TWU). Read more >>>

This post originally appeared at the Labor's Edge Blog.

When it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the operative question for Americans to ask is “Where are the Jobs?” According to two new independent analyses, they’re nonexistent.

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Virginia AFL-CIO 2015 Political Convention

 On August 7th and 8th, delegates will convene in Williamsburg for the Virginia
AFL-CIO 22nd Biennial Convention and 2015 Political Convention. We will discuss this year's elections, issues important to the promotion of the labor movement in Virginia and make offical endorsements in the 2015 State Senate and House of Delegate races.

When: Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th
Where: Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg Virginia
2015 Call to Convention

 

Good from Bad Water

Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>

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