Russia: Vladimir Kara-Murza, jailed prisoner of conscience, awarded Václav Havel Prize

Responding to the news that Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent Russian political activist and journalist who has been detained since April 2022 for his anti-war views, has been awarded the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Central Asia, said: “Vladimir […] The post Russia: Vladimir Kara-Murza, jailed prisoner of conscience, awarded Václav Havel Prize appeared first on Amnesty International.

House Staffers in 8 Offices File to Form First-Ever Congressional Unions

Congressional staffers working in eight House offices have filed petitions to form Congress’s first-ever unions after being granted the right to do so in the spring. House representatives voted to allow their staffers to unionize in a party line vote of 217 to 202 in May. The resolution, introduced by Rep. Andy Levin (D-Michigan), activated decades-old legislation that allowed workers to unionize but that required a separate vote explicitly endorsing the practice. After the legislation was published in the Congressional Record, there was a 60-day probationary period, which the Congressional Workers Union said ended on Monday, meaning that the workers…

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