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President Obama Salutes America’s Workers

September 3, 2012 by clong  
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By Amanda Litvinov President Obama celebrated Labor Day with thousands of working men and women in Toledo, Ohio, where union pride and support for workers’ rights were reinvigorated during last year’s historic citizens’ veto of legislation that threatened collective bargaining rights in the state. ‘This day belongs to the working men and women of America,” [...]

“We Have a Voice. We Will Be Heard.”

April 4, 2011 by twalker  
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By Meredith Barnett Today, educators across the nation are rallying, marching, holding vigils, and lobbying as part of the We Are One day of solidarity. April 4 commemorates the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, where he was rallying for sanitation workers’ rights. The We Are One movement honors Dr. King’s legacy [...]

Standing Up For Pensions

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By Mary Ellen Flannery It’s certainly not the fault of union employees that state legislators have broken their promises to fund their pension systems or that Wall Street crashed the economy, costing over 8 million jobs and devastating state budgets. And yet, all over the country, lawmakers are unfairly demonizing teachers and other public employees, [...]

NEA Campaigns to Strengthen Social Security

August 4, 2010 by cmccabe  
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By Sara Robertson The National Education Association has joined a campaign to protect and strengthen Social Security, joining 60 national and state labor and other organizations, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, National Organization of Women, NAACP, SEIU, Alliance for Retired Americans, and Moveon.org. Those groups came together last week at the National Press Club to celebrate the 75th [...]