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While much of the Internet this week was focused on escaped llamas, figuring out what color a dress is or mourning the loss of SAG-AFTRA member and Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, we can forget that legislation is still being pushed that would make the lives of working families worse. Whether it is the "right to work" policies pushed by the allies of Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), who likes to compare workers to terrorists, and in other states like New Mexico and West Virginia, or the ongoing negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) using the Fast Track process, we need to stay alert. Read more >>>
Know Your Rights for Immigration
Attend the Immigration Resource Fair to get more information about your rights.
Friends of the Feathered
As part of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA's) Work Boots on the Ground project, New Jersey union members built and painted 52 pheasant and 10 quail transport boxes to support the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, which raises and releases some 50,000 pheasants and 11,000 quail annually across the state. Read the full article>>>
2015 Unionist of the Year Awards Dinner
"Year of the Low-Wage Worker"
Friday, May 8, 2015
Oakland Marriott City Center
6pm Reception / 7pm Dinner
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Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income
Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.Read more >>>
LET’S WIN FOR WORKING FAMILIES!
It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>
When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>
WE WON AMAZING VICTORIES FOR WORKING FAMILIES IN THE 2014 JUNE PRIMARY!
WE WON 87% OF OUR LABOR-ENDORSED CANDIDATES & BALLOT MEASURES!
ONWARD TO WIN IN NOVEMBER!
NOVEMBER 2014 GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE INTERVIEW SCHEDULERead more >>>
LET’S WIN FOR WORKING FAMILIES!
From The Desk of Josie Camacho, Executive Secretary-Treasurer...
This is a comprehensive update and read from the AFL-CIO Government Affairs. Take a moment to review.
!Si Se Puede!
Congressional Update November 13, 2013
Budget Fight Continues
Congressional Republicans nearly took the U.S. economy over the cliff in early October, shutting down the government for 17 days and threatening to default on our nation’s debt. In total, the shutdown cost the economy 120,000 jobs and just under $24 billion.
'Dark money': California political watchdog slaps conservative groups with historic penalties
SACRAMENTO -- Two Arizona nonprofit groups that failed to disclose the source of more than $15 million in political donations last year will pay a record $1 million fine under a settlement announced Thursday by the state's political watchdog agency and the Attorney General's Office.Read more >>>
California Labor Federation places Oakland Airport non-union concessionaires on the statewide Do Not Patronize List.
Numerous workers employed by the non-union subtenants of HMS Host have raised concerns about violations of local, state and federal laws at their worksites in the airport. Several of the subtenant employers have fired workers and reduced hours for others who have stood up for their rights. Workers organizing to join UNITE HERE 2850 have spoken publicly at rallies at the airport, the Port Commission, and at our Delegates meetings.Read more >>>
Walmart workers are making history. They recently went on an unprecedented strike, fighting retaliation from Walmart as they demand a better life for workers, communities and all of us impacted by the world’s largest company and private employer. And now they will be taking action again.
Will you stand with them?Read more >>>
On behalf of the Alameda Labor Council, we have been informed that UFCW 5 has reached a tentative agreement with management. The solidarity our labor movement showed to support UFCW grocery workers was outstanding and just like the outcome of the general elections, only proves how much stronger we are fighting together. !Si Se Puede! Josie Camacho, Executive Secretary-Treasurer Alameda Labor Council.
Please read UFCW Local 5 President Ron Lind's statementRead more >>>
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 125 is on strike against Hostess Colombo Read more >>>
Subject: Seniors Celebrate Social Security's Birthday; Romney-Ryan Plan to Cut It
Speak Up! Write a letter to your editor!
Today, Social Security celebrates its 77th anniversary. Alliance members across the country are holding rallies and grassroots events to meet with their elected officials to discuss the needs of current and future retirees. Click headline to read more...
Sponsored by President Miley, the SMDO passed with flying colors at Tuesday's (7/10/12) Board of Supervisors meeting.
The ordinance requires drug manufacturers to provide a medication take-back program, just like they already do in other countries including Canada, Spain and France.
The Oakland City Council voted 7-0 (one abstention) last night to move forward with the redevelopment of the old Oakland Army Base, bringing thousands of quality construction and warehouse/operations jobs to Oakland’s hardest-hit communities. Please click the headline to read more...
UPDATED GOTV SCHEDULE! As a union and community member, your voice counts. That’s why it’s important that we take action and elect local candidates who will champion working families on November 8th and for Oakland voters, by November 15th. Click the headline for a list of the Alameda Labor Council's endorsements for the 2011 fall elections.
With thousands of jobs and millions of public dollars at stake in the Oakland Army Base project, the Revive Oakland! coalition is calling on developers to sign a contract with the community to make sure the project creates good jobs for Oaklanders.
Interested in becoming a Labor Council Delegate? Ask your union about how to get involved. Your union has recently received our Annual Report, which includes an updated roster of Delegates and information about how Delegates serve.
AFL-CIO Now Blog -- Recent News Stories
From the Desk of Josie Camacho, Executive Secretary-Treasurer...
On behalf of the California State Labor Commissioner, Julie A. Su, I’d like to thank you for your interest in helping us educate workers and employers about wage theft.Read more >>>
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