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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 >>>

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 >>>

Good from Bad Water

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

Last week, union activists around Virginia took part in the AFL-CIO’s “Good Jobs Now, Make Wall Street Pay” week of action. In Roanoke, Norfolk and Newport News members from CWA, IBEW, SMWIA and UA locals educated the public about Wall Street’s continued shenanigans.

From WJBK Fox News Detroit

Helmets to Hardhats Finds Construction Jobs for Veterans:

 

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Pictures from the 2009 SkillsUSA Virginia Leadership Conference and Skills Competition.

Visit www.vaskillsusa.org for more information on SkillsUSA Virginia.

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