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Equal and Inalienable Rights

AFL-CIO Weblog - Mon, 2018-12-10 14:42
Equal and Inalienable Rights AFL-CIO

Seventy years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Translated into more than 500 languages, it recognized that “the inherent dignity and...equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

Article 23 of the declaration lays out the economic rights of working people, including:

  • The right to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

  • The right to equal pay for equal work without discrimination.

  • The right to just and favorable wages that ensure human dignity—supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

  • The right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of one’s interests.

The working people of the labor movement have organized, marched and fought toward securing those rights as a universal reality. In the face of a corporate right-wing campaign to destroy these fundamental freedoms, the AFL-CIO is carrying on the work of defending our rights and dignities on the job. Do your part today by taking action to protect working people.

Kenneth Quinnell Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:42

Report: Those Sensors That Flush Public Toilets Were Also Cameras This Whole Time

The Onion - Mon, 2018-12-10 14:24

NEW YORK—A report published Monday by researchers at the Journal Of Public Health Management And Practice revealed those sensors that flush public toilets were also cameras this whole time. “After decades of relying on the devices for automated flushing, it appears those red blinking sensors in toilet stalls have also…

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Bob Iger: At Disney, We Live Every Day In Terror That You’ll Turn On Superhero Movies

The Onion - Mon, 2018-12-10 14:06

BURBANK, CA—Emphasizing that losing even just a few comic book fans would be a “fate worse than death,” Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted Monday that he and all his employees spend every waking moment consumed by the fear that you will one day turn on superhero movies. “Working at Disney? It’s hell. Because I know that one…

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Flakes On A Plain

The Onion - Mon, 2018-12-10 12:20
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans Now Just Hoping George R.R. Martin Dies Soon So Estate Can Release Whatever He’s Already Written

The Onion - Mon, 2018-12-10 12:13

CHICAGO—Stressing that a posthumous release was still better than no release at all, Game Of Thrones fans nationwide confessed Monday that they were now just hoping George R.R. Martin dies soon so his estate could publish whatever he’s already written. “Listen, he’s gotta have at least two-thirds of The Winds Of Winter

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Petting Zoo All Goats

The Onion - Mon, 2018-12-10 10:00
Categories: The Onion

UFCW members celebrate wage and benefit wins

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-12-10 09:45

One of the benefits of union membership is being able to negotiate with your employer on equal footing. Rather than having to go to your boss as an individual and hope they are in the position to be able to do something about your concerns, union representation means there’s an organized and meaningful way to take worker concerns to the company and sit down and hammer out real, binding solutions.

UFCW Statement on Amazon Expansion of Cashierless Technology to Whole Foods

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-12-10 09:40

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), issued the following statement regarding a report by the Wall Street Journal that Amazon is testing its Amazon Go technology in bigger stores with the possibility of introducing it into Whole Foods stores across the United States, potentially impacting thousands of workers.

5G Phones Coming

The Onion - Mon, 2018-12-10 09:30

Offering faster internet speeds and better battery life, recent announcements from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint suggest 5G devices will begin to appear on the market in the first half of 2019. What do you think?

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Hungary: Unions protest Orban's 'slave law'

LabourStart - Sun, 2018-12-09 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Tribune

USA : GM workers hold rally to protest plant closures

LabourStart US - Sun, 2018-12-09 13:16
Source: Click on Detroit
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