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  • Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House

    Cesar Chavez's legacy is at work in the White House
    WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child.
  • Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House

    Aide brings Chavez family cred to Obama White House
    WASHINGTON -- When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there’s one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child. Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors...

    Union leaders not giving up on the South

    Union leaders not giving up on the South
    Union leaders were still reeling three days after their devastating defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant, but the leader of the AFL-CIO said labor would keep trying to organize workers in the South — even if it's an uphill battle. "We are...

    U.S. union membership rate held steady at 11.3% in 2013

    U.S. union membership rate held steady at 11.3% in 2013
    The share of American workers belonging to labor unions held steady in 2013, remaining unchanged at 11.3%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Overall, 14.5 million workers belong to unions, that's down from 17.7 million in 1983, the...

    Letters: CEO pay vs. worker wages

    Re "JPMorgan pays its CEO $20 million," Business, Jan. 25 According to the AFL-CIO, the current ratio of CEO to average worker income is more than 350 to 1; in 1980, it was 42 to 1. Stock options as executive bonuses have been the key driver of that...