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Gebre was still a boy when he was forced to flee Ethiopia, a country that suffered political turmoil and famine during the 1980s.

A federal district judge in Washington struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that

Pennsylvania's voters will cast votes on November 6th for Governor, Senator, and numerous state legislative races. And that means it's time for union members to get to the polls and make sure that our voice is heard -- and that pro-worker, pro-union candidates win!

Labor has always held electoral power, especially when wielded by women. Former Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins’s lifelong dedication to workers’ rights was sparked by witnessing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, in which 146 people — predominantly young Jewish immigrant women — died, most as a result of locked factory doors. Though they shunned the ballot box, legendary political radicals like Lucy Parsons, Emma Goldman, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn were all labor organizers.

Labor union leaders Liz Shuler and Mary Kay Henry discuss how they rose up through the union ranks and what they’re trying to do to increase the number of women in the labor movement. Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, and Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, also weigh in on recent Supreme Court decisions, Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, and what that all means for the future of the labor movement.

Listen to the full episode.

On Monday, September 3rd 2018, thousands of union families gathered on the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia to celebrate solidarity, community, and the power of working people.

The morning kicked off with a pre-parade rally at the Sheet Metal Local 19 union hall. We were honored to be joined by speakers who included Pennsylvania's Governor, Tom Wolf, and Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, as well as Philadelphia's own Mayor, Jim Kenney, and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.

As Labor Day approached, the movement that created the holiday flexed its muscle in Seattle, where the landscape has been transformed in the last few years by labor-backed measures protecting and compensating people like in few other places across the country.

President Donald Trump has presented himself as a champion of the American worker and vowed to restore factory jobs.

For generations America’s promise has been that opportunity to create a better life for your family awaits if you work hard and play by the rules. But this Labor Day, that promise is more out of reach than ever for an increasing number of people.