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Kansas Teamsters Argue For School Bus Driver Summer Unemployment Insurance
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Kansas Teamsters Argue For School Bus Driver Summer Unemployment Insurance

TOPEKA, Kan. – Members from Teamsters Locals 696, 795 and 838 in Kanses are lobbying for the extension of unemployment insurance (UI) in the summer months for school bus drivers employed by private companies. Pending Kanses state legislation would extend unemployment insurance (UI) in the summer months to school bus drivers employed by private companies….

Trumka: We Must Upgrade Our Infrastructure
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Trumka: We Must Upgrade Our Infrastructure

Washington, DC — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is pushing hard for a comprehensive  infrastructure repair and upgrade program. Trumka is urging Congress to provide more tax dollars to rebuild and replace the nation’s breaking bridges, crumbling roads, creaky railroads, aging airports and deteriorating subways. Rebuilding infrastructure also includes new pipelines, transmission lines, electrical grid upgrades,…

Slain IWW Leader’s Memory Lives on in Montana
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Slain IWW Leader’s Memory Lives on in Montana

BUTTE, Mont.—Industrial Workers of the World organizer Frank Little was kidnapped and murdered in 1917, but more than 100 years later, people are still leaving mementos at his grave in Mountain View Cemetery here. “That gravesite is its own little museum at times, because people leave marvelous things there,” Ellen Crain, director of the Butte-Silver…

Florida College Suggests Adjuncts Should Apply for Medicaid
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Florida College Suggests Adjuncts Should Apply for Medicaid

MIAMI, Fla.—Administrators at Florida’s Miami Dade community college have advice for adjunct professors seeking higher pay: If you can’t afford health insurance for your kids, you should apply for public assistance instead of joining a union. In January, a vice provost at Miami Dade, which with more than 100,000 students is the nation’s largest local…

Leaders in Labor with Michael Jordan: Tony Petillo and Local 125
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Leaders in Labor with Michael Jordan: Tony Petillo and Local 125

Union members rely on their Local’s leadership to get the most value possible out of their compensation and benefits. Every wage and benefit negotiated greatly impacts members’ pockets. This is something Michael Jordan deeply believes in. Michael has spent the last 25 years working in benefits and insurance, and currently serves as One Call’s General…

AFL-CIO Won’t Urge Labor Secretary to Quit Over Teen-Pimping Case
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AFL-CIO Won’t Urge Labor Secretary to Quit Over Teen-Pimping Case

WASHINGTON—The AFL-CIO will hold off on demanding that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resign for letting Miami hedge-fund magnate Jeffrey Epstein get a light sentence for trafficking dozens of teenage girls for sex.  Bloomberg Law reported that at a meeting Feb. 26, federation officials decided to wait for the results of a lawsuit and Justice Department…

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