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This week Robert Reich, secretary of labor in the Clinton administration and professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, leads a discussion on what we can do to close the inequality gap as the AFL-CIO continues its crucial conversation about the future of working people and of unions at www.aflcio2013.org.
As commonsense immigration reform moves through the U.S. Senate, people and groups on the losing side of the debate are making outrageous claims in bogus studies and TV commercials. Let’s take a minute and revisit some of the facts about immigration reform.
Immigration reform with a path to citizenship and workplace rights doesn’t just benefit aspiring citizens and their families. It's good for all workers. Earlier this year, we published a 10-point checklist showing how all workers will benefit from fixing our broken immigration system. Here are just a few. Read the entire article.Read more >>>
In the Wake of Sandy, Books
The AFT and First Book—a nonprofit that has distributed more than 90 million new books to children across the United States—have joined forces with New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) to help encourage a culture of reading for low-income and middle-class students.
This video features AFT’s team-up with First Book to place books in the homes of the children of Freeport, N.Y., a community devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Alameda Labor Council is hiring for the Political Director position Read more >>>
Castlewood workers have won their struggle for justice!
On February 13, the workers approved a great new contract that provides job security, affordable family health care, raises, and a substantial signing bonus.Read more >>>
2013 Unionist of the Year Awards Dinner
Our Voice, Our Choice, Our Journey
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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 >>>
Alameda Labor Council hosted a press conference with Representative Barbara Lee for the AFL-CIO National Day of Action on December 10, 2012. Representative Lee joined us at the Eastmont Mall Social Security Administration Office, to stand with the AFL-CIO and working families in calling for an end to tax breaks for the top 2% and in saying "NO" to cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
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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
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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...
The 2013 Fight United Leadership Academy trains members in the skills and abilities to organize a contract fight and win. Don't miss this one-day training on Saturday, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Alameda Labor Council.
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Alameda Labor Council is holding it's annual Campaign School Event, click headline for more details.
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.
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