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Trumka on opposing Pacific Trade Pact: “It’s not just us"

Trumka says a wide-ranging coalition has already formed and is growing, to stop the scheme.

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Unions lobby lawmakers to prevent government shutdown

With another government shutdown looming, federal workers' unions are advising their members on how to cope with a sudden halt to their paychecks.

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AFL-CIO backs legislation to curb execs’ revolving door to D.C.

"Hard-working families can't afford to have the financial industry and government creating a cozy relationship that allows Wall Street to write its own rules."

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White House threatens to veto GOP anti-VA worker bill

If HR1994 becomes law, the VA would in essence return to the spoils system of the 1800s, where bosses could fire workers for political reasons - or none at all.

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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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