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Cohen Urges Massive Coalition to Restore Democracy

Progressive groups and individuals, including labor, Latinos, African-Americans, women and students must unite in a years-long campaign to restore and reclaim workers rights and democracy itself, CWA President Larry Cohen told the Women’s National Democratic Club in a wide-ranging speech May 10. Photo: Cohen at a May 1 event.

Unions Backing Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Unions and allies, led by the AFL-CIO and the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), are backing proposed legislation to strengthen the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. “What you expect when you’re pregnant should not include expecting to lose your job,” said Naomi Walker, AFL-CIO’s director of state and local affairs.