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Labor Educator Genevieve Meany Lutz Dies
Genevieve Meany Lutz, 83, a long time staff member at the National Labor College, which was founded in 1969 by her father, former AFL-CIO President George Meany, died March 18 in Frederick, Md.  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, “Genevieve made an indelible mark on the lives of students and labor leaders in her own right.”

Genevieve Meany Lutz, 83, a long time staff member at the National Labor College, which was founded in 1969 by her father, former AFL-CIO President George Meany, died March 18 in Frederick, Md.  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, “Genevieve made an indelible mark on the lives of students and labor leaders in her own right.”

AFL-CIO and Working Families Lead Efforts Across the Country to Raise the Minimum Wage
While Republicans in Washington, D.C., are doing their best to stop a federal increase to the minimum wage, working families and their allies across the country are fighting to increase the minimum wage at the state and local level. America's working families consistently support a minimum wage increase, supporting the idea that jobs should lift workers out of poverty, conservatives continue to rely upon disproven criticisms of increasing the wage. But Americans aren't buying the conservative lies and are demanding that Congress and the president raise the wage for millions of workers, including tipped workers. And many of them aren't waiting for Washington to get the job done, they're taking action across the country. The federal minimum wage has remained $7.25 an hour since 2009 and wages for tipped workers have been frozen at $2.13 an hour since 1991. 

While Republicans in Washington, D.C., are doing their best to stop a federal increase to the minimum wage, working families and their allies across the country are fighting to increase the minimum wage at the state and local level. America's working families consistently support a minimum wage increase, supporting the idea that jobs should lift workers out of poverty, conservatives continue to rely upon ...

Wise Words from Labor Movement Women
In honor of Women’s History Month, here are four great quotes on working-class activism from activist women spanning the 19th to 21st centuries. Feel free to copy and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and via other social media.   

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are four great quotes on working-class activism from activist women spanning the 19th to 21st centuries. Feel free to copy and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and via other social media.   

This Bill: ‘Paid for by Union Wages’
The St. Louis Union Label and Service Trades Council is printing stickers that union members can attach to cash, checks or credit card receipts, letting business owners know that the purchase was paid for by union wages.

The St. Louis Union Label and Service Trades Council is printing stickers that union members can attach to cash, checks or credit card receipts, letting business owners know that the purchase was paid for by union wages.

In the States Roundup for March 18
Here's a look at some of the recent key battles in the states.

Here's a look at some of the recent key battles in the states.

More and More Workers Demanding Paid Sick Days
According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, more than 40 million Americans work in jobs where they have no access to paid sick days. In addition to the potential loss of wages and jobs for working families, the lack of paid sick days forces many people to go to work when they are contagious and get co-workers and customers sick and decreases productivity for workers who show up unable to perform to their normal level of ability. More and more cities and states are recognizing the realities of the damage having a workforce without paid sick leave does to workers and to the economy.

According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, more than

Transit union takes fight against MARTA privatization to public - Atlanta Journal Constitution