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This Labor Day, as we head to parades, festivals and barbecues to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers, economic anxiety will be hanging over our heads. Millions of workers across Indiana and the country are struggling to support their families and are barely scraping by. Wages have not kept pace with productivity and while CEOs, corporate shareholders and the 1% are enjoying record profits, many hardworking people struggle to put food on the table and gas in the tank. Working families are frustrated because despite our hard work, our sacrifice and our innovation, too many of us are not reaping the fruits of our labor. Read more >>>

Click here to view a list of Labor Day events sponsored by the Indiana AFL-CIO's Central Labor Councils and affiliates.

As we get closer to the 2014 elections, a lot of things are on our minds. Even though we're working harder and harder every year, our incomes have not kept up with the cost of living. We worry about setting aside enough for a secure retirement, health expenses and our children's educations. We need to elect leaders who care about working people and side with us, not just the wealthy and corporations. What issues will be on your mind as you head to the polls this election season? Text VOTE to 235246 and let us know. Read more >>>

It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>

Today the Indiana State AFL-CIO, a statewide federation of labor unions representing more than 300,000 active workers, announced endorsements of candidates for the 2014 General Election.

The endorsements are based on voting records, in-person interviews and responses to a questionnaire issued to all candidates. Affiliates of the Indiana State AFL-CIO met on Friday in Indianapolis to review the information and vote on endorsements.

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With the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly in the rear-view mirror and an election coming up this November, it’s important to know where your elected representatives stood on issues impacting working people like us.

Click here to view the 2014 Indiana AFL-CIO Legislative Scorecard for Indiana State Senate and Indiana House of Representatives.

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