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SIGN: Confirm Julie Su for Labor Secretary

Julie Su’s record speaks for itself. As a young attorney representing trafficked Thai garment workers outside of Los Angeles, she won $4 million in stolen wages. Her case set a huge precedent, and that was just the beginning of a storied career.

What’s most impressive about Su is that she understands the nuances of labor law so thoroughly and translates that knowledge to meaningful policy that changes lives.

She has made a career out of representing not only workers, but the most vulnerable workers in America.

The problem is that well-heeled lobbyists and corporate special interests are spending big to block her confirmation when it comes up for a committee vote in the Senate on April 20. Simply put, Su needs our support.

Workers deserve a labor secretary who will fiercely defend working people. Will you say you stand with her?

What stands out about Su, beyond her expertise in labor law and policy, is that she believes so deeply in what she does. Prior to her predecessor, it had been decades before workers even had a union member at the helm of the Labor Department....

Demanding Better Security: 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 the latest edition of the Working People Weekly List.

Women Need Julie Su as Our Next Labor Secretary. The Labor Movement Is Ready to Fight for Her: “We need leaders in Washington who understand that union difference—and who are committed to labor laws rooted in fairness, justice and equity. Julie Su is that kind of leader. She was confirmed by the Senate just two years ago for her role as deputy labor secretary and has done nothing but incredible work since as acting secretary of labor. Alongside Secretary Walsh, she has taken historic steps to support labor and workers: Driving through legislation like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. Protecting vulnerable workers. Strengthening support for those who are unemployed and freelance workers.”

Actors’ Equity and Broadway League Reach Tentative Agreement Over New Touring Contract: “Actors’ Equity has reached a tentative agreement with the Broadway League over a new...

Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Tech Workers at findhelp Join OPEIU Local 1010

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Tech workers at findhelp (formerly Aunt Bertha) voted 95–52 in an election certified by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for their labor union, the findhelp Solidarity Network. The union will now form a bargaining committee and negotiate its first union contract.

“Today’s an exciting day for all findhelp employees—our union gives us a seat at the table and provides us a voice in our working conditions,” said Leah Norman, community engagement manager and organizing committee member. “Findhelp Solidarity Network looks forward to collaborating with findhelp management to negotiate a contract that fosters our ability to do our best work and support as many people as possible. As the labor movement grows in the tech industry, we are excited to be a part of it!”

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Dignity and Respect for Work: What Working People Are Doing This Week

Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.

Actors' Equity:
We are happy to announce that Equity and The Broadway League have reached a new, 3-year collective bargaining agreement for a new touring contract. The agreement remains subject to ratification by Equity members. Read our press release here- https://t.co/fwaVzxpLgV #UniteTheRoad pic.twitter.com/vTkcMrWhde— Actors' Equity (@ActorsEquity) April 13, 2023

Here's what you need to know about the new tentative VA union contract ⬇https://t.co/oWyttp2PZF— AFGE (@AFGENational) April 13, 2023

The White House declared April #CareWorkersRecognitionMonth!The foundation of a strong economy is a strong care economy, and the beating

Are you thinking of investing in the Hong Kong stock market? If so, it’s essential to understand the distinction between forex and futures trading, as they are two of the most popular types of investments. Both provide different advantages and disadvantages for traders who wish to engage in them, so it’s critical to know these differences before moving.
In this article, we’ll discuss how forex and futures trading differ from one another in terms of their risk-return characteristics, what strategies work best with each type of investment portfolio, advantages and disadvantages that come along with each option, as well as specific regulations for traders engaging in these activities within Hong Kong.
Understanding the basics of forex and futures trading in HK
Learning to trade foreign exchange (forex) and futures in Hong Kong is becoming increasingly popular among investors. Although it can be a challenging activity with considerably higher risks than day trading, the potential returns on investment can make the trade attractive. Understanding the fundamentals of forex and futures trading is essential before diving into this fascinating world of money management...

With its unique feature to answer public inquiries, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has captured the interest of the entire globe. The most notable feature of the chatbox is the language-based model that has been fine-tuned by the developer to allow conversational interaction. It was initially a chatbot created to handle customer support queries but has been used for various other purposes as well. They include everything from composing essays to creating business ideas to developing code. Many have been curious to know more about what ChatGPT is, how to use it if it is free or requires a fee to use it, and a variety of other queries.
The chatbot has been pre-trained to generate conversation with the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP). It has been inputted with information from various sources like search engines and publications, which it uses as a model for its own language when reacting to human queries. Using artificial intelligence, this chatbot system gives information and responds to inquiries. The GPT-3 model is the most common Chat GPT model. It was created to generate a text box reply in a conversational tone to mimic human conversation. It may, however, provide natural...

In the world of finance, there are two main types of debt: secured and unsecured. While secured debt is backed by collateral, unsecured debt is not. This means that the lender does not have any security or guarantee for the loan. In today’s world, many people face financial difficulties due to various reasons, such as job loss, medical emergencies, or overspending. As a result, they often end up with unsecured debt, which can be challenging to manage and can lead to a significant burden on their financial situation. Debt settlement services for unsecured debt can be a useful tool for individuals struggling with their debt. In this article, we will take a closer look at unsecured debt, including what it is, examples, advantages, prioritizing, and dealing with unsecured debt problems.
What Is Unsecured Debt?
Unsecured debt refers to a type of credit or loan that lacks any form of collateral. The lender solely depends on the borrower’s ability and commitment to repay the borrowed amount, making unsecured debt a riskier option for creditors. Due to this risk, lenders often impose stringent conditions, including higher interest rates and tough eligibility criteria for...

An event with a theme – why not? Many events today have specific themes, and their themes have helped make them rather than break them. With a theme, you can make your guests and attendees excited to participate in your event, and it is even easier to plan it because everything centres around that theme. You can incorporate it into every aspect of your event, be it the food and drinks, the entertainment and activities, plus the decorations. You can even ask your guests to dress up according to your event’s theme, making it more fun for everyone. But the question is, what sort of theme will work best for the event you have in mind? Of course, it has to coincide with the event itself. So here’s a list of the most popular themes to make for a truly amazing event.

Rustic charm

The ‘rustic charm’ theme is perfect for barn parties, outdoor weddings, and other events because of its cosy, intimate feel. With this theme, you can make use of natural elements such as burlap, wildflowers, and wood (a must-have!). To make it even more authentic, use lanterns or string or fairy lights for a warm, inviting glow and ambience. Don’t forget rustic décor items, such as distressed...

Memory care facilities are an extremely important resource for elderly patients suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Yet, considering the number of other facilities that are competing for customers, it may be difficult to bring in new customers to your facility.
Effective marketing methods are what come into play at this point in the game. In this piece, we will discuss five useful marketing strategies that memory care facilities can implement to attract a greater number of clients.
1. Define Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
Your memory care facility’s USP (unique selling proposition) is what differentiates it from other facilities that provide similar services. It may be the location, the qualifications of the staff, tailored care plans, or specialized services. It might also be anything else.
Determine what it is about your establishment that makes it stand out from the competition and make that the focus of your marketing efforts. When you have determined your unique selling proposition, you should make sure that it is shown prominently on your website, social media pages, brochures, and any other...