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Unite Here Local 226, the Nevada culinary workers' union, will deliver a one of a kind, first hand, case study on not only surviving so-called "right-to-work" legislation but actually geting stronger underneath it. Though Nevada is a so-called "Right To Work" state, 90% of Unite Here Local 226 workers decide to pay their full dues and remain determined to display a tremendous level of solidarity.

Don't miss Larry Cohen of Our Revolution, the successor organization to Bernie 2016, who will address the Gompers-Murray-Meany Conference on Thursday the 25th. Larry served as President of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) from 2005-2015, and spent nearly all of his adult life as a member, organizer, and officer. He was the founding chair of Jobs with Justice believing that workers’ rights is a community issue not just a fight for unions. 

Last year, parents, educators, and students displayed phenomenal solidarity as we won a landslide victory in Massachusetts against the forces of privatization; defeating a dangerous ballot initiative that would have drained hundreds of millions of dollars from our public schools. Now, the struggle continues. Come out to Boston Common at the corner of Beacon and Charles Street on May 20, 2017 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. 

WE APPLAUD Attorney General Maura Healey for rooting out specific cases of wage theft within our state such as at UnWrapped Inc. in Lowell (“Factory in Lowell to pay $1.2m over wages,” Business, March 10).

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.