50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

As we celebrate this landmark legislation, remember, there is still work to be done. Virginia Anderson-Dunbar gives the history.

Civil Rights Act Signing

Aug 20, 2015

Remarks of CWA President Chris Shelton to the A Philip Randolph Institute

President Shelton spoke with members and leaders on the 50th anniversary of APRI. Read More

Aug 6, 2015

Report: Unseemly Politics Played Role in State Department Upgrade of Malaysia on Human Rights

The U.S. State Department's upgrade of Malaysia from the ranks of the world's worst human rights offenders happened despite objections from the agency's own human rights experts, according to Reuters in a report out this week. Read More

Jul 30, 2015

AFL-CIO: The Fight for Better Trade Policy Isn’t Over

In a resolution adopted by the Executive Council, the AFL-CIO called the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "unacceptable" and said that, in its current form, the deal "will irreparably harm the American economy and its working families." Read More

Jul 30, 2015

State Department Raises Malaysia’s Status on Human Rights, Despite Country’s Horrific Record

Despite acknowledging that Malaysia continues to violate international human trafficking laws, the U.S. State Department upgraded the country from the ranks of the world's worst human rights offenders, making the country eligible to participate in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Read More

Jul 23, 2015

Malaysia’s Failure to Act on Human Trafficking Shouldn’t Be Rewarded with Trade Benefits

In a strongly worded letter, 160 members of Congress have urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry not to upgrade Malaysia's ranking in the U.S. State Department's annual "Trafficking in Persons" report. Read More

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