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Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. Read more >>>

Today is Workers Memorial Day, a day we come together to remember working people who died and suffered on the job because of hazardous working conditions. In 2014, 4,821 people died on the job, millions more suffered serious injuries from their work, and thousands more working people become ill from deadly occupational diseases. These deaths are preventable. Read more >>>

The world lost a musical icon yesterday. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people. Read more >>>

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List. Read more >>>

Good from Bad Water

Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>

This Labor Day weekend, a new AFL-CIO TV ad will be airing across the country, celebrating the contributions of America's workers and the unions of the AFL-CIO.

Watch the ad below, then grab your cell phone and text STRONGER to 225568.


Commericial script:

"We work to build our country...We work to make our communities safe...we work to give our kids a better life."

America's workers: the people we rely on everyday the backbone of our communities. Making things, innovating, working together. That's how we've always moved our country forward, and that's how we'll do it again. We are the unions of today's AFL-CIO -- working together for a stronger America. Happy Labor Day.

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