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The Best Candidates for Working People: The Working People Weekly List

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.

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: "This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Here are the candidates we've covered so far!"

​Regulating from Below: How Front-Line Bank Workers Can Help Fix the Financial Industry: "Ten years after risky practices at our largest banks wreaked havoc on the global economy, we face a financial sector that, despite some reforms, remains broken in fundamental ways."

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Justin Nelson: "This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Texas attorney general candidate Justin Nelson."

National Hispanic Heritage Month Profiles: Dora Cervantes: "Throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO will be profiling labor leaders and activists to spotlight the diverse contributions Hispanics and Latinos have contributed to our movement. Today's profile covers Dora Cervantes."

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Fred Hubbell: "This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Iowa gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell."

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Steve Sisolak: "This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Nevada gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak."

Everyone Needs an ‘Equity Card’: "The younger people in my life introduce me to songs they consider vintage but that are completely new to me. The Dead Kennedys, for example, are alive and well on my most recent playlist. And just this morning I heard, for the first time, 'Work Bitch,' by Britney Spears. As I listened to her sing 'Bring it on/ring the alarm/don’t stop now/just be the champion,' I added, in my best BritBrit voice, 'and get a labor union, get some collective bargaining.' (This is what it is like to ride in the car with me.)"

You Can Be Fired for Not Showing Up to Work During a Hurricane: "Ahead of a natural disaster like Hurricane Florence, politicians and safety officials tell the public to evacuate early and not wait until conditions get bad. We all know that you can lose your home and your belongings, but politicians never talk about the fact that during a disaster, many people can lose their jobs as well."

What's Up with NAFTA, Anyway? Some Frequently Asked Questions: "I’ve been getting so many questions about NAFTA, I thought I’d answer a few for everyone."