Photo of Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, Dies at Age 72.
From “Trumka was the nation’s clearest voice on the critical need to ensure that all workers have a good job and the power to determine their wages and working conditions.”

U.S. Black Women Face a Persistent Pay Gap.
The Economic Policy Institute reports that U.S. Black women in jobs critical to the COVID-19 recovery make 11% to 27% less than white men.

Citing Forced Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blocks Fishing Boat From Fiji.
From the New York Times: “Officials said the operators withheld workers’ wages, kept their identity documents and subjected them to debt bondage — essentially enslaving them.”

CBP Forced Labor Division honored with the 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. The medal was awarded for the agency’s efforts to combat forced labor in U.S. supply chains.

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