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On March 24th, 2018, dozens of Union Veterans gathered to launch the Georgia Union Veteran’s Council.

Georgia State AFL-CIO President Charlie Flemming made the following statement on the announcement that the Trump administration will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

The Georgia AFL-CIO fully supports Georgia Power and its decision to complete the Vogtle project.

Statement by Georgia AFL-CIO President Charlie Flemming in response to the Republican tax bill passing the Senate:

Both versions of the GOP tax bill, which passed the House and the Senate, respectively, are a direct attack on working people in Georgia and across America. This bill is an attempt by the wealthy and corporate elites in our nation to rig the economy against the working families.

Over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, the nation and the world witnessed the hateful views and terrorist acts committed by white supremacists and neo-Nazis. This racism and bigotry has no place in America. In this country, we have always fought, in solidarity, for equality and justice and against these and other diabolical prejudices.

This is the time for leadership. Our leaders, both in DC and under the Gold Dome, must acknowledge this for what it is: domestic terrorism rooted in bigotry.

According to a recent article by The Guardian, Nissan is waging one of "the nastiest anti-union campaigns in US history." Not only has Nissan taken out ads on local television stations, they have also been accused of bribing workers to vote against unionizations.

Nissan is sending a clear message: they fear the power that a union gives their workers. Companies like Nissan want to continue to exploit the South, and its African-American and Latinx workers in particular, for cheap labor and resources. 

Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be in a better position to do it. Beyond the fair wage and tips she earns at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Stewart-Cariaga plans to take advantage of a home-buying assistance program run by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, the powerful union that represents service workers like her on the Vegas strip.

With growing membership, a budget back in the black and a strike fund that is rising by the year, the Auto Workers are much stronger than they were four years ago, retiring union President Dennis Williams says.

And if you really want a comparison, Williams added one bombshell at the end of his keynote address to the union’s convention, which opened June 11 in Detroit: “We have looked death in the eyes during the Great Recession.”

A federal court in Philadelphia struck down a new city law that barred employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. The ruling has serious ramifications for the fight to narrow the gender wage gap.

Graduate student unions are in the news again, with campuses across the US deciding to allow--and not to allow--graduate students to unionize. 

In October 2016, we reported that National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would require private universities to bargain with graduate student labor unions on compensation and working conditions. 

It's no secret that the financial divide between CEOs and average worker in the U.S. has been growing. But in one case, the pay gap between corporate chiefs and employees has reached almost 6,000-to-1: Weight Watchers, where CEO Mindy Grossman earned 5,908 times what the median worker took home last year.