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Former DOL Secretary Reich Talks about Inequality for All

Here’s a great interview of Robert Reich, leading economist and former secretary of Labor for President Clinton.  In This interview on Moyers & Company he talks about his new documentary film, Inequality for All. Directed by Jacob Kornbluth, the film aims to be a game-changer in our national discussion of income inequality. Reich, who Time magazine called one of the … Read more »

AFL-CIO HIT PROVIDES $40 MILLION TO HELP BUILD AMBULATORY CARE CENTER IN NYC

$896 Million Facility Creates 5,200 Total Union Jobs NEW YORK – The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) will provide $40 million of union pension capital towards construction of the $896 million Weill Cornell Ambulatory Care Center, which is part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  The project will utilize 100% union labor, creating more than 5,200 union construction jobs.  The … Read more »

Unions Will Save the Middle Class

We’ve done it before, we can do it again. Read the article HERE.

UAW Union-Build Vehicles List

Quality, variety and fuel efficiency – not to mention keeping good jobs in America – are the highlights of the UAW’s 2014 Union-Built Vehicles List, which was released today. The new editions to the list include Ford Motor Co.’s Fusion sedan, made for the first time at the Flat Rock (Mich.) Assembly Plant as a result … Read more »

United Sportsmen’s Alliance and Carhartt go country and you can go too!

From the BCTD: Construction Expert David Weil Nominated to Head DOL Wage and Hour Division

 The AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department reported that David Weil, a construction expert and CPWR (the Center for Construction Research and Training) Advisory Board member, has been nominated as administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division.  This arm of the DOL is on the frontline in our fight against employee misclassification and … Read more »

POLITICO: Labor vows to give Democrats a jolt

Assembled here for the AFL-CIO’s quadrennial convention, less than a year after unions played a pivotal role in helping Democrats win a powerful popular victory in the 2012 presidential election, labor leaders from across the country voiced impatience and exasperation with national politicians whom they say take union members for granted. As a result, union … Read more »

HUFF POST: AFL-CIO Approves Resolution Criticizing Part Of Obama Health Care Law

WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law in spite of efforts by White House officials to discourage the labor federation from making its concerns so prominent. The strongly worded resolution says the Affordable Care Act will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health … Read more »

The IUPAT at AFL-CIO 2013: UPDATED 8:15AM, Sept. 11

  This week in Los Angeles, delegates from the many unions that are part of the AFL-CIO, including the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, have gathered to chart the course for the federation over the next four years. As reported on the AFL-CIO Convention website, the “AFL-CIO is governed by a quadrennial convention … Read more »

Introducing the New and Improved IUPAT Credit Card

The IUPAT Rewards Card is one of the 40 Union Plus benefits designed to meet the needs of hard-working union members. Cardholders can earn unlimited, no-hassle 1.5% cash rewards and after just 3 months as a cardholder you may be eligible for unique assistance in times of need. This card comes with: Improved assistance benefits … Read more »