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WIN Week In Review
Municipal Government, National

WIN Week In Review

November 6, 2016    By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Washington, DC – Working people are the overwhelming majority in America and yet our issues have taken a back seat in this presidential election. United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard says these are the issues whoever becomes president-elect on November 8th, should focus on to really help…

FBI Director Comey Must Provide the Information
Municipal Government, National

FBI Director Comey Must Provide the Information

November 5, 2016  By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Washington, DC –  SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry calls for FBI Director Comey to provide the American public more information on the leaked letter to GOP Congressional leaders. “Three months ago, FBI Director Comey completed the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails and determined there was…

Illinois Gov Spending $50M to Elect Anti-Union Legislature
Municipal Government, National

Illinois Gov Spending $50M to Elect Anti-Union Legislature

November 5, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel  Chicago, IL – With his attempts to slash state workers’ pensions and decimate their collective-bargaining rights stymied by the Illinois legislature’s Democratic majority, Gov. Bruce Rauner has spent more than $45 million trying to break it. According to state campaign-finance records, the billionaire governor has supplied…

Police Die Keeping Americans Safe
Municipal Government, National

Police Die Keeping Americans Safe

November 4, 2016 By AFSCME President Lee Sanders Washington, DC – “The AFSCME family is devastated by the loss of Brother Allen Brandt, a Fairbanks, Alaska Police Sergeant who died on Friday from injuries sustained in an October 16 shooting while responding in the line of duty. “Sergeant Brandt, a member of Public Safety Employees…

Labor Canvassers Take Semi-Personal Approach Against Trump
Municipal Government, National

Labor Canvassers Take Semi-Personal Approach Against Trump

November 4, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Labor unions trying to defeat Donald Trump have sent out nearly 2,000 canvassers who’ve knocked on more than 6 million people’s doors in swing states—with instructions to establish a “personal connection” with them and scripts tailored to black, Latino, and millennial voters. Polls…

Video-Game Strike in Second Week
National, Retail

Video-Game Strike in Second Week

November 3, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Los Angeles, CA – SAG-AFTRA members at 11 video-game companies, including Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard, have been on strike since Oct. 21. The workers who do voiceovers, stunts, and motion-capture work for the games walked out after the companies would not agree to pay them…

Last Union Settles, Ending Toledo Glass Strike
Municipal Government, National

Last Union Settles, Ending Toledo Glass Strike

November 2, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Toledo, OH – The last of four unions at Libbey Inc.’s glassware plant here ratified a contract Oct. 25, ending a 14-day strike. Dave Nelson, president of Glass Molders Plastics Local 59, announced that members overwhelmingly approved a three-year deal that they had narrowly rejected two…

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