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Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top 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 >>>

 The premiere for “Boxed In,” a new television documentary about the Dark Store issue in Michigan, will be held Wednesday August 24, at 7 pm in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. The half-hour documentary will be shown along with a brief presentation from members of Marquette County Citizens for a Fair Share with a reception to follow.  Read more >>>

On behalf of the Marquette Alger Community Labor Council, AFL-CIO and the U.P. Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, we are pleased to invite you and your organization to participate in the 27th Annual Labor Day Festival! The theme for this year is “Bridging Generations of Labor”.  Join us in Ishpeming on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016. The Festival will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a parade.  Read more >>>

 The 25th U.P. Labor Education Conference “Bridging Generations of Labor” will be on September 16 & 17, 2016 at the Don H. Bottum University Center on the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette, MI. Featured presenters include Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary Treasurer, National AFL-CIO. Early Registration Deadline is September 9, 2016.   Read more >>>

AFL-CIO State Legislative Update

Battles Continue . . .

It has been quite a challenging year for workers and their unions with the changes made in Lansing. See the legislative update on http://miaflcio.org/legislative-update/

Good from Bad Water

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

Inspired by a Woody Guthrie song, 1913 Massacre tells the story of a Michigan town broken by greed. The film follows musician Arlo Guthrie to the town of Calumet, a once-thriving mining town on Michigan's Upper Peninsula still haunted by the tragic events that inspired Woody Guthrie's ballad, '1913 Massacre.' 1913 Massacre captures the last living witnesses of the 1913 tragedy, reconstructs Calumet's past from individual memories, family legends and songs, and traces the legacy of the tragedy to the present day, when the town --out of work, out of money, out of luck -- struggles to survive. Read more >>>

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