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    TELL THE SENATE: WE WANT A $10 MINIMUM WAGE
    More than 80% of Americans want to see the minimum wage increased. Obstruction is not an option -- demand Congress vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act and raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour NOW.
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      TWU-Represented Dispatchers Reach Agreement with Frontier Airlines

      TWU-Represented Aircraft Dispatchers Reach Agreement with Frontier Airlines Late Tuesday evening, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 540 and Frontier Airlines reached a tentative agreement for the TWU-represented aircraft dispatchers at the airline. The two sides have been negotiating an agreement for nearly five years and have been in mediation for more than three years.
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      How IAM Fights for Workers

      The IAM’s effort to better the lives of working men and women across North America begins with giving them a voice at the bargaining table, through organizing. This video offers three examples of how the union can succeed in that goal.
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      What Unions Got Wrong About Trump

      For the nation’s labor unions, the day after Election Day was going to be a victory lap. They planned to boast to the world that their vaunted get-out-the-vote operation had delivered the White House to Hillary Clinton by winning three crucial Rust Belt states for her: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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      Lake Forest Hearing - December 21st

      Lake Forest Hearing will be at the O'Hare Hilton Conference room 2001 on December 21, 2016 to custom fit ear plugs with speach filters.  Please see the attached flyer for further information.
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      Download: ChicagoAirport.Flyer.Dec.2016.pdf

      Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers

      In a shocking and wrongly-decided opinion, a U.S. district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas has taken away overtime protection from millions of American workers. Yesterday, Judge Amos Mazzant issued an injunction to stop the Barack Obama administration’s update of federal overtime eligibility rules, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.
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      Latina Equal Pay: Campaigns for Economic Justice Continue Beyond Single Day of Action

      One month ago, scores of organizations and individuals came together to register our outrage about the enormous gender wage gap that Latinas face in the workplace. Nov. 1 marked the 11 additional months that it would take the average Latina worker, or trabajadora, to work to earn what a white, male non-Hispanic worker in the same job was paid in just one year. This is how long it takes when you get paid 54 cents to the dollar paid to white, male workers. Collectively we sounded an alarm marking both our discontent and our commitment to close this gap and win equitable wages for Latinas and all workers.

      Our commitment to this issue endures beyond this one day. The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is devoted to continued efforts to get out the facts, raise our voices, and mobilize Latino labor leaders and workers around the country for action. Change requires persistent action and dedication, singularly focused on achieving equity, yet cognizant that achieving this end requires an investment in a myriad of different social justice campaigns.

      A holistic view of why Latinas are at the bottom of the economic ladder requires an understanding of intersectionality and intentional commitment to work across movements. This is necessary to ensure that we are taking into account the whole picture—all of the reasons and all of the ways that Latina workers are experiencing wage theft, wage suppression and wage discrimination, including but not limited to gender, race, immigration status, sexual orientation and identity, marital status, motherhood or the choice not to have children, language, social status, education, language, and a number of other factors that cannot be overlooked or minimized.

      LCLAA looks forward to working with all of our partners to advance this strategy, to continuing conversations about this topic, and to looking outside the box and across the aisle for solutions. You can show your support by championing campaigns addressing issues related to the wage gap and the intersection of economic inequality and other important justice movements, including:

      1. Equal Pay. Equal Pay Today Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union

      Equal Pay Today works in coalition to leverage the expertise, network and resources of its state projects and roundtable organizations to close the gender wage gap across the United States.

      The campaign's vision includes: Compliance with existing laws, eliminating the gendered wage gap, transparency in pay without retaliation, fair overtime pay, an end to wage theft and family-forward human resources policies that protect and support all workers.

      2. Wage Transparency. Equal Pay Campaign, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United 

       Pay secrecy often prevents workers from discovering and taking action against wage discrimination. The Wage Transparency Amendment Act would increase pay equity and transparency by prohibiting retaliation against employees for discussing their wages and eliminating wage non-disclosure agreements, or so-called "pay secrecy" policies.

      3. Living Wage. #FightFor15, Fight for 15

      The fight for a $15 minimum wage has rightly been called the civil rights movement of our time and has grown into an international movement in more than 300 cities on six continents of fast-food workers, home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors, retail employees and underpaid workers everywhere. (Also see "Tipped Minimum Wage" and "One Fair Wage" campaign from ROC, below!)

      4. Tipped Minimum Wage. One Fair Wage CampaignRestaurant Opportunities Centers

      Did you know that tipped workers are paid a separate, lower minimum wage? It's $2.13 an hour at the federal level, a rate that hasn't changed since 1991. That's bad enough, but the tipped minimum wage is especially unjust and harmful for women workers. Because they are dependent on customer tips for the vast bulk of their wages, women workers are often forced to tolerate sexual harassment and even assault at work.

      5. Sexual Harassment. Hands Off, Pants On Campaign, UNITE HERE

      In order to better understand the experience of women working in Chicagoland hotels and casinos, UNITE HERE Local 1, Chicago's hospitality workers union, pioneered a program to survey nearly 500 women. The study reveals that 58% of hotel workers and 77% of casino workers surveyed have been sexually harassed by a guest. Sexual harassment and assault are gendered oppression and clear workplace safety threats.


      Good Jobs for Everyone!

      What is BuyBlue?    Buy Blue - 411.org

      BuyBlue is a campaign of Labor 411 that celebrates the power of consumers to support socially responsible employers and help create good jobs. We encourage shoppers across the country to buy goods and services from companies that provide good, middle class jobs and treat their workers fairly.

      Join us and pledge to use your hard-earned dollars on products brought to you by American workers who are paid a living wage.


      Find Socially Responsible Products

      #1 Go to Labor411.org. Search the Consumer Products directory by category and pick two of your favorite products! You can also search brick-and-mortar stores in Los AngelesSan FranciscoWashington D.C. or Philadelphia if you are located in these cities. Simply buy products from any stores listed.

      #2 Use the search bar on Labor411.org. Select a database and search away (select Consumer Products if you’re searching for products rather that city-specific stores).


      About Us

      BuyBlue is a campaign of Labor 411. We are here to make your consumer buying choices easy and fun. We call it “Buying Blue” and we hope you will join us in making your everyday decisions count.



       

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      TELL THE SENATE: WE WANT A $10 MINIMUM WAGE
      More than 80% of Americans want to see the minimum wage increased. Obstruction is not an option -- demand Congress vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act and raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour NOW.
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