The Labor Wire

Nov. 13, 2018
A week after Election Day, working people are keeping up the fight for our economic rights. After winning at the ballot box, the labor movement is notching victories in workplaces across the country. From San Diego to Washington, D.C., we are continuing to build a brighter future for working families.
Message of the Day—We’re Still Fighting
Check out just a few of the recent wins propelling our movement forward:
• Hospitality workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 30 ratified a new contract with the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter hotel, ending a 35-day strike. The 162 workers voted unanimously, after working without a contract since April of last year.
• Graduate students at Georgetown University voted overwhelmingly to be represented by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) in affiliation with the AFT.
• The United Steelworkers (USW) last month struck a new master agreement with U.S. Steel Corp., breaking a three-year wage freeze for 16,000 workers at facilities across the country.
Keep up to date on all of the most recent worker wins on the AFL-CIO’s blog.
Kitchen Table Economics
1 million: The number of Arkansas and Missouri workers who will see a pay raise after successful minimum wage increases.
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