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The Capital District Area Labor Federation has started two projects within the last year. The Community Roundtable and the Capital District Next Generation United. You can download a report on the Community Roundtable here. If your organization is interested in participating please let us know by calling 452-0404 or email us here.

The Next Generation United group is targeted at young workers, click here for a report. If you are a young worker or would like your organization to become a sponsor please give us a call at 452-0404 or email us here. Thank you for all you do!

We Are One NY Blog

Middle class working families are under attack in New York. One blog is fighting back. Check out We Are One NY. If you would like to be a blogger on We Are One NY please email Kevin Eitzmann at keitzmann.union@gmail.com.

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America's Next Top Role Model

As a 14-year-old, Sara Ziff faced situations most adults find difficult to manage. But as a model barely out of middle school, sexual harassment and fighting for wages owed to her were all too common. She found out she wasn’t alone. Other models faced the same challenges, and many were pressured to drop out of high school to make the most of a short-lived career.

They banded together to address these concerns collectively, to establish fair and ethical standards in the workplace. In 2012, Ziff formed the Model Alliance to bring dramatic and lasting change in the fashion industry. We spoke with Ziff this month about the fashion industry and the initiatives at The Model Alliance. Read the full article>>>

 


All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Had the minimum wage of 1968 simply stayed even with inflation, it would be more than $10 an hour today. But the typical worker is also about twice as productive as then. Some of those productivity gains should go to workers at the bottom. 2. $10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum. Read more >>>

It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293. The gap between CEOs and minimum wage workers is more than twice as wide—774 times. Read more >>>

Occupy Albany

Mary Sullivan and Labor where down at Occupy Albany on Friday to show thier support for the occupiers.

Click here for article.

If you would like to know more about Occupy Albany check out thier we page at OccupyAlbany.org

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