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Our history is US history

During African-American History Month, we are reminded that the struggles and victories of people of African descent are central to our nation’s progress.

32BJ endorses Keith Wright for Congress

Endorsement season has picked up in the race for New York’s 13th Congressional District.

Why we’re marching on King Day

Jan. 18, millions around the world will observe the birthday of our beloved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Political costs of inequality

As we approach year’s end, justice and equality advocates can point to important gains.

For low-wage workers, the time has come

Nov. 10, thousands of 1199ers will take to the streets, as will thousands across the U.S., to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage.

Cuomo helps low-paid workers come out of the shadows

I proudly took the stage at the Jacob Javits Center Sept. 10 with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Vice President Joseph Biden and other leaders to announce Cuomo’s “Campaign for Economic Justice,” which seeks to make New York the first ...

Keeping our eyes on the prize

Saturday, Sept. 12, I will be marching shoulder to shoulder with union sisters and brothers in the New York City Labor Day Parade.

Massachusetts home care workers reach new agreement for living wage

Home care workers in Massachusetts have reason to celebrate.

Home care a vital part of equality fight

Economic inequality has already emerged as an issue in the 2016 elections.

Freddie Gray and the Baltimore time bomb

Langston Hughes opens his powerful poem “Harlem” with the question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” He ends with another question, “Or does it explode?”

The Fight for $15

2015 presents daunting challenges for working people and progressives. Because last November’s elections saw the nation’s most conservative legislators capture the U.S. Senate and increase their hold on the House, the next Congress is expected to bring more obstruction and ...

Inextricably tied

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. frequently reminded us that the destinies of all people are inextricable intertwined. None are free as long as others are oppressed.

Defeating Ebola

As president of a health care workers union, my primary responsibility is to defend the interests of our members and their patients, families and communities

The power of the ballot

One month from now, our nation’s voters will head to the polls.

We’re sticking with Rep Charlie Rangel

An effective labor union supports its organizing efforts with robust political and legislative action.

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