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Young Workers on the Future of Work: Courtney Jenkins
Last month, the AFL-CIO conducted a discussion on the future of work. Among the panelists that day were a group of young workers. Let's continue our more in-depth discussion with those young workers. Next up is Postal Worker (APWU) Courtney Jenkins.
Young Workers on the Future of Work: Charleeka Thompson
Earlier this month, AFL-CIO conducted a discussion on the future of work. Among the panelists that day were a group of young workers. Let's have a bit more of an in-depth discussion in the coming weeks with those young workers. First up is USW member Charleeka L. Thompson.
At Northern Kentucky University Labor-Management Conference, Trumka Looks to the Future
The future of work provides an unmatched opportunity for cooperation and collaboration, communication and compromise. We can harness technology to raise pay, make jobs safer and achieve real work-life balance. We can usher in a workforce of unprecedented skill and professionalism. We can use this moment in history to redefine the relationship between labor and management, joining in partnership to build an economy that works for all of us and saving our democracy in the process.
By Our Hands: From Southwestern PA to South by Southwest
I’ll be honest, the last place I expected to be on a Thursday in March was Austin, Texas, at South by Southwest. As president of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO, I spend my days advocating for working people on picket lines and in the halls of power. I grew up about 1,500 miles from Austin in the small town of Nemacolin, Pennsylvania. I followed my father and grandfathers into the coal mines, using that experience as the foundation for my career as a trade unionist. “Another day. Another dollar in the hole,” my dad used to say before we left for work. So my journey from digging coal in rural America to a discussion about the “robot uprising” and the “future of work” was a long one indeed.