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Missouri Millionaires Target GOP ‘Right-to-Work’ Opponents
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Missouri Millionaires Target GOP ‘Right-to-Work’ Opponents

August 2, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel St Louis, MO – Well-heeled supporters of so-called “right to work” laws have poured millions of dollars into Missouri’s Aug. 2 Republican primary, hoping to unseat the about 15 GOP state legislators who joined with Democrats to sustain outgoing Gov. Roy Nixon’s veto of a bill…

Why Do People Vote for Governors Like Walker and Pence?
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Why Do People Vote for Governors Like Walker and Pence?

August 2, 2016  By Steven Wishnia Philadelphia, PA – The industrial Midwest has been one of the country’s labor strongholds for generations. It was the scene of the 1880s fight for the eight-hour day and the great sit-down strikes of the 1930s, and unions still represent a significant share of its workforce. But in the…

With Convention Over, Can Clinton Reach Working-Class Voters?
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With Convention Over, Can Clinton Reach Working-Class Voters?

August 1, 2016  By Steven Wishnia Philadelphia, PA – The biggest theme of this year’s election is not left vs. right or Democrat vs. Republican, but “establishment versus nonestablishment,” Stefanie Hahn, a 39-year- old National Nurses United member from Berkeley, California, said at a “Bernie or Bust” rally here July 26. “It’s the people at…

President Appelbaum Honored at Democratic Convention
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President Appelbaum Honored at Democratic Convention

July 30, 2016  Reprinted:  rwdsu.org On the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia,  President Stuart Appelbaum received the Champion of Labor Award. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo presented Appelbaum with the award and thanked him for his leadership in the labor movement.

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