"New" economy workers can only be protected by policies that protect all workers, like ones that define the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.
The labor federation is launching measures to wipe out pay inequality based on gender, and to guarantee that all workers have paid family and sick leave and fair scheduling.
Workers nationwide have been campaigning for a $15 hourly "living wage," but a new think tank report says that in most states, $15 is not enough.
"We built a union, the company's moving out to get rid of it. It's an example of the redistribution of wealth from workers to the corporate class."
The students say they plan to continue to rally and build coalition until their status as skilled laborers is recognized.
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The endorsement came after Clinton - and only Clinton - addressed the NEA's board for an hour and a half.
The CWA and the Teamsters reached a tentative first contract for 15,000 passenger services agents at American Airlines.
They came from cities up and down the East Coast to show their unity and support for each other in ongoing contract struggles.
A key issue in the rejection was the pact's apparent free hand to FiatChrysler to shift jobs between U.S. plants or to Mexico.