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Marcy Wheeler comments today on the lead disaster in Flint: "Think about how effects of lead poisoning feeds the stereotypes about race and class used to disdain the poor."
Mother Jones
A jury has told Walmart to pay $31.22 million to a New Hampshire woman who says she was fired in retaliation for pointing out poor safety practices.
Daily Kos
An administrative law judge at the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Walmart retaliated against workers for 
AFL-CIO
Meet Tarah Taylor, Lynda Berg and Shaine Griffin from the class of Union Summer 2014.
AFL-CIO
Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers who are winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people who are trying to deny working people their rights. 
AFL-CIO
Something we can do right now to combat pay inequality in the workplace is talk with our co-workers about our salaries. While Congress works to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to address the multiple barriers to pay equality, knowing our rights could help us now.
AFL-CIO
We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to take up the DAPA and expanded DACA case, which will have profound consequences for our immigrant brothers and sisters who live and work every day under a cloud of fear, as well as for the state of racial and economic justice in our country. We are confid
AFL-CIO
It was supposed to be impossible for Chicago teachers to legally strike.
Daily Kos
Every year young activists from across the country choose to make theirs a Union Summer. They are an inspired group of social justice activists who go on to become the future union organizers and leaders of the labor movement. 
AFL-CIO

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