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D.C. council committee OKs nurse safe-staffing bill

"Nurse-to-patient ratios is sound public policy, raising the bar for public safety."

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Unions and allies get support for gas tax hike for highway-mass transit funding

The legislation is important both for jobs creation and to repair and replace the nation's crumbling infrastructure and to repair, replace and upgrade bus and subway systems.

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Call your rep! Another Fast Track vote today

It's now or never; today, the House is going to vote again on Fast Track-and we're hearing it's going to come down to the wire.

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“Right-to-work” goes down the drain in Maine

Following effective worker lobbying, meetings, phone calls and 10,000 post cards, RTW legislation was defeated by a 90-52 margin in the state House.

 

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Labor, allies push to derail Fast Track for good

Unions and their allies are doubling up their pressure on Congress to derail Fast Track for good.

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Labor-led coalition deals blow to trade deal

The TPP deal would trash workers' rights, kill jobs, and open the floodgates to new rounds of outsourcing.

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With House vote looming, labor turns up heat on trade

Unionists continue to campaign to get lawmakers to reject the scheme that would grease the skids for secret trade pacts.

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After Senate loss, fast-track fight shifts to House

Labor is increasing its attention on the GOP-run House, where the vote is expected to be much closer and up for grabs.

 

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Right-to-work loses in Illinois house, heads for Missouri veto

In a rebuke to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's anti-worker agenda, the Democratic-run Illinois House voted his bill down.

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Rail unions weigh in with more analysis on Amtrak crash

Why was there a one-person train crew and no Positive Train Control system?

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