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Unions battle employers that use arbitration to curb worker rights

When the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit joined the Seventh Circuit on August 22 in declaring certain arbitration agreements were overly broad for denying worker rights, the decision struck fear in the hearts of corporations everywhere.

And it certainly struck the nervous system of their lawyers. Fisher Phillips, a gigantic firm (33 offices, 350 attorneys) whose central practice is representing employers, headlined the case as "Employers Lose Latest Battle In National War" and bluntly tells employers this decision is their "most bruising loss in the ongoing war involving class action waivers."

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals and what they mean for working people.

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals and  what they mean for working people.
Donald Trump's business deals continue to negatively affect Atlantic City to this day. Marty Rosenberg speaks out about how Donald Trump never paid his bills.

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals & what they mean for working people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7j86EC6gAM

OPEIU and Local 153 Endorse Anna Throne-Holst for Congress

New York, NY (June 22, 2016) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, and OPEIU Local 153 today announce their endorsement of Anna Throne-Holst for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Suffolk County, Long Island. 

“OPEIU is putting our full support behind Anna Throne-Holst because of her stance on a number of issues of importance to our members,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan.  “She has put at the top of her agenda creating good jobs on Long Island and protecting American workers, ensuring quality education for every child, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

Richard Lanigan Elected President and Mary Mahoney Elected Secretary-Treasurer at 27th OPEIU Convention

Richard Lanigan Elected President and Mary Mahoney Elected  Secretary-Treasurer at 27th OPEIU Convention

Orlando, Florida (June 6, 2016) --  Delegates to the Office and Professional Employees International Union 27thConvention today elected Richard Lanigan to serve as president for the next three years.  Also reelected to her third term was Secretary-Treasurer Mary Mahoney. 

Lanigan was named president by the OPEIU Executive Board in December following the resignation of Michael Goodwin.  In February 2016, Lanigan was sworn in as a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. Lanigan has served as Secretary-Treasurer of OPEIU Local 153 and as an International vice president for Region II since 1994. 

Mahoney is also president of OPEIU Local 6 in Boston, Massachusetts, serving in that role since 1995.

AFL-CIO-Endorsed Boycott of “Made in Mexico” Mondelez International Snack Foods

The AFL-CIO has endorsed the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) boycott of the snack food items of Mondelez International (“Mondelez,” “Mondelez/Nabisco”) that are made in Mexico.

The boycott is being conducted because Mondelez is shifting work from U.S. production facilities, most recently in Chicago, IL, to a facility in Salinas Victoria, Mexico.
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