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Working Families Celebrate North Carolina Voting Rights Decision

July 29, 2016

Working people, advocates praise federal appeals court decision striking down controversial 2013 voting law

Working-Class Latinos in Orlando More Motivated to Vote Because of Trump

July 6, 2016

New Working America report probes motivations of swing-state Latino voters, finds increased experiences of bigotry and discrimination during Trump’s candidacy

Global Labor Organizations Strategize to Counter Rise of Right-Wing Populism

May 10, 2016

AFL-CIO, Working America, and Freidrich Ebert Stiftung convene representatives from ten countries for trans-Atlantic discussion on the global rise of right-wing populism

Iowa Caucus Results Underscore Importance of Face-to-Face Conversations in 2016

February 2, 2016

New Working America report shines light on recent caucus results, explores appeal of right-wing rhetoricamong white working class voters – many of whom are still up for grabs in 2016

“Front Porch Focus Group” Explores Appeal of Trump’s Right-Wing Message

January 28, 2016

Unique Working America report finds issues, information and a trusted messenger help counter right-wing rhetoric among white working class voters – many of whom are still up for grabs in 2016

SuperAmerica Workers Call for Better Working Conditions, Fairness on the Job

November 17, 2015

Retail workers and community advocates stand in solidarity with SuperAmerica employees  in demand for fair schedules, improved workplace safety standards.

‘Fair Scheduling Good for City’ say 6,100 Minneapolis Workers to City Council

October 6, 2015

Working families, allies from all 13 wards sign petition supporting City Council proposal to adopt fair scheduling protections

BANDING TOGETHER PAYS OFF FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN 2015

September 4, 2015

In recognition of the observance of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, Working America Executive Director Karen Nussbaum issued the following statement.

12,900 WORKING AMERICA MEMBERS VOICE SUPPORT FOR OVERTIME RULES

Members from coast to coast sound off to the Dept. of Labor

September 4, 2015

More than 12,900 Working America members submitted comments on Friday in support of the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to overtime regulations. These changes would increase the salary threshold used to determine overtime eligibility and thereby raise wages for millions of working people.