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NEW! DPE Report on Professionals in the Contingent Workforce

DPE NewsLine, February 2014

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Featured Stories

  • February 2014 – In This Issue

    • New! Professionals in the Contingent Workforce
    • Reaching Out To Professional Associations: American Library Association Midwinter Meeting
    • DPE Latest: Professional Women, Safe Staffing by Nurses, and Intellectual Property
    • Shanker Institute Highlights Hot Topic: Early Childhood Education
    • Trumka Draws Line in the Sand on Immigration Reform

    » Read More

Quadrennial Report to the General Board, 2009 – 2013

With the invaluable participation of its affiliated unions, the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) has had a very full four years.  Professionals and related workers remain the fastest growing segment of the U.S. labor market.  Despite unrelenting attacks on workers, public employees, and the unions they organize, DPE remains a vibrant forum for its affiliated unions to analyze change, plan action, and act collectively.  DPE offers them also a unique source of information about professional and technical people and an effective voice in the AFL-CIO, Congress, and the Executive Branch.

Breaking News

  • Wage Theft Across the Board

    April 22, 2014

    When labor advocates and law enforcement officials talk about wage theft, they are usually referring to situations in which low-wage service-sector employees are forced to work off the clock, paid subminimum wages, cheated out of overtime pay or denied their tips. It is a huge and underpoliced problem. It is also, it turns out, not confined to low-wage workers.  Read more …

    The Editorial Board

    The New York Times

  • NCAA Urges Schools to Discuss Pitfalls of Unions

    April 15, 2014

    The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling.  Read more …

    Associated Press

    abc News

  • SAG-AFTRA to Begin Contract Talks With Producers on May 5

    April 14, 2014

    The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, unanimously approved proposals for the upcoming TV/Theatrical negotiations, the union announced Sunday. As per custom and practice, the proposal package is confidential and will not be released.  Read more …

    Jonathan Handel

    The Hollywood Reporter

  • Musicians Union Slams Lionsgate Over ‘Draft Day’ Offshoring

    April 11, 2014

    To chants of “Listen Up, Lionsgate!” officials of the American Federation of Musicians and other organizations denounced Lionsgate at a rally on Thursday in Los Angeles, targeting the company for a history of scoring films overseas, including this weekend’s Draft DayRead more …

    Jonathan Handel

    The Hollywood Reporter

  • The Truth About Kain Colter’s Stand and Why NFL Players Support Him

    April 10, 2014

    Quaecumque sunt vera” (“Whatsoever things are true”) is on the seal of Northwestern University. One truth is that Northwestern graduate and quarterback Kain Colter, the leader behind his team’s decision to seek the right to unionize, is a young man whom any parent would be thrilled to have as a son. His school and the NCAA should be proud of him as well, but their truth is sadly different.  Read more …

    DeMaurice Smith


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