Category Archives: workers rights

Labor to Focus on Contractors, Sick Leave in Legislature this Year

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(APN) ATLANTA — Merit pay for teachers, contract workers, minimum wage, and sick leave are all issues that labor groups will be working on during 2016 while the legislature is in session.   Mayor of Clarkston Ted Terry, who also serves as the State Campaign Director of Georgia chapter of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), spoke […]

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Moral Monday Movement Takes on Anti-worker Legislation

  (APN) ATLANTA — More than one hundred activists, labor leaders, workers, and community advocates turned out in frigid temperatures on March 04, 2014 at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Moral Monday movement in a rally to “stand up, fight back” for worker’s rights.     The group advocated against anti-worker bills that had been working their […]

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Activist Group Targets Bad Employers, Slum Landlords

(APN) ATLANTA — A new, underground activist group called the Atlanta Solidarity Network (ASOL) is using collective force to fight back against bad employers and slum landlords. “The Atlanta Solidarity Network is a group of volunteers seeking to help other members of the working class through collective direct action and mutual support,” according to the organization’s website on “HAVING […]

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Emory Students Occupy Building over Cafeteria Workers’ Rights

(APN) DECATUR — About 150 students occupied the Administration Building at Emory University on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, for several hours. The students later left after numerous police arrived on the scene and threatened to arrest them, while the Administration agreed that the students could have a meeting with Emory University President James Wagner. That meeting occurred at 5pm today, […]

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