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Recent News Stories

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List. Read more >>>

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. Read more >>>

AFL-CIO Now Blog -- Recent News Stories

Working Families Respond to the (Thankfully) Last Debate

In the (thankfully) last debate, Donald Trump was his typical dishonest, disrespectful self, while Hillary Clinton made it clear she was on the side of working people. She's with us, so we're with her.

Working Families in Action

When they aren't on the job, working people put their time and effort into helping our community and working for the issues and political leaders who fight for us. Here are some recent examples of working people in action.

Why Russ Feingold Is Better Than Ron Johnson on Working People’s Issues

For working people, it’s clear who would be the better U.S. senator from Wisconsin. On the important issues, Russ Feingold will fight for us, while Sen. Ron Johnson’s track record in Washington shows he works against us time and again.

Catherine Cortez Masto Is the Right Choice for Nevada's Working Families

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto received the highest praise possible when she stepped down as Nevada’s attorney general. Her successor, Republican Adam Laxalt, called her a “role model in how she has run the office during the past eight years.”

Ted Strickland Will Stand with Ohio's Working Families

While Ted Strickland has resolutely fought to protect working people, Rob Portman has instead chosen to defend corporations and Wall Street over those who work for a living. Check out where they each stand on the issues: it is clear that Ted Strickland is the best choice to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate.

‘Nobody Deserves to Be Treated Like This’

Warning: The stories in this video discuss graphic sexual harassment and assault.

 As allegations continue to surface about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sexually assaulting women in the workplace and elsewhere, a new report on Chicago’s hospitality industry shows that the problem is much wider than Trump. A new survey conducted by UNITE HERE Local 1 in Illinois found that nearly half of housekeepers surveyed had guests expose themselves, flash them or answer the door naked. Nearly two-thirds of casino cocktail servers have had a guest grope, pinch, grab or try to touch them in an inappropriate way. Watch the video above and visit Hands Off Pants On to learn more.  

Immigrant Bricklayer Experiences Beauty of Solidarity

Growing up, Jose Zavala didn’t always understand the pride that his dad, who is a bricklayer and tile setter, took in his work. It seemed like just a job, Jose explains. But now that he has followed his father into the same profession, he gets it.

U.S. Senate Candidate Deborah Ross Will Fight for N.C. Families

Deborah Ross, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina against Republican Richard Burr, understands all too well that the best way to create new jobs for working families is by rebuilding the state’s crumbling bridges and roads, especially after the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Matthew.

As a former state representative in the North Carolina state House, she led the efforts for investing in public transportation and the state’s roads, schools, and water and sewer systems. She also pushed to attract companies to North Carolina, to keep high-paying jobs in the state and to raise the minimum wage. She wants to continue these efforts by representing North Carolinians in the U.S. Senate. 

New York Messengers Alliance Launches, First for Couriers aka ‘Asphalt Warriors’

Have you ever balanced two 20-pound bags on each side of your bike handlebars while traveling across a potholed 14th Street and an SUV sharply U-turns toward your right, leaving you seconds to make a life-saving evasive maneuver?  

Required Reading Before the Last Presidential Debate Between Hillary and Trump

Tonight's last presidential debate is set to focus on several topics of importance to working families. Here's what you need to know about the candidates on those issues in advance of the debate, so you can see how they stack up. 

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