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Victory Lap – NYC Delegation to American Eagle Headquarters

  New York, NY – “The action on Friday for the American Eagle campaign was exciting and eventful. Being part of the leading delegation at the headquarters I watched as the Bangladesh garment workers union representative, Amin, and Unite Here’s Local 100 Organizer, Milan, spoke with an executive. The conversation went well despite the fact […]

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Chicago Kicks-Off the First Week with the Pride Parade

Believe it or not, the first week of the Organizing Beyond Barriers internship in Chicago has already finished! On Wednesday, I had my first visit to the Hyatt hotel where I’ll be organizing this summer. It was such an eye-opener to hear about the pain they were experiencing in their job. I knew to expect […]

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Next Up Young Workers Summit

The AFL-CIO’s Next Up Young Workers Summit was a truly inspiring and exciting weekend! As a college student coming off of my summer with UNITE HERE Local 11 in Los Angeles, it was wonderful to once again be surrounded by people extremely passionate about the labor movement, workers’ rights and economic justice issues. Between the […]

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Victories in University Food Service: “We Discovered How Powerful We Really Were”

Great news from Northwestern and Harvard! Will reports from Chicago: “After 8 months of organizing and fighting, workers here at Northwestern won an amazing contract. “After several negotiating sessions, including a marathon pair of sessions that totaled 24 hours over two days, workers on the negotiating committee finalized a deal that includes a new wage […]

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