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AFL-CIO Opposes Trump’s Labor Pick

March 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO announced Mar. 22 that it was opposed to the confirmation of Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor.

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Senate Votes to Overturn Limits on Labor-Law Violators

March 12, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The Senate voted Mar. 6 to invoke a law that would let President Donald Trump cancel former President Barack Obama’s executive order requiring companies bidding on government contracts to disclose labor-law violations—such as wage theft, discrimination, or unsafe conditions—they’ve had within the last three years.

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Still Getting 'It' Wrong

March 19, 2017 
By William Spriggs
Reprinted:
  AFL-CIO

Washington, DC -On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy gained 235,000 payroll slots in February and upped its estimates for December and January by another 9,000 jobs. Over the three-month period, that means an average job growth of 209,000 jobs a month.

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Trump: Enough is Enough!

March 8, 2017 
By Larry Cary

Since President Trump took office, I have not written the daily column his behavior and actions could command because waiting seemed respectful of the office, or as some people said, “Just give him a chance.” 

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Protect Retirement Security of Working Families

March 15, 2017 
By AFL-CIO Director of Policy Damon Silvers

Washington, DC - Despite all of the talk we heard during the election, it’s shaping up to be more business as usual in Washington, D.C., for Wall Street.

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The Bill That Could Bring Call Center Jobs Back Home Again

March 5, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Offshoring is killing American call center jobs.

New York, NY - More than a hundred thousand U.S. call center jobs outsourced to the Philippines, India and Latin America could be coming home if new legislation reintroduced in Congress this week is codified into law. 

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