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Corporations Sending Jobs Overseas Disastrous for Americans

July 26, 2016 
By Michael Smith, BCTGM member

Chicago, IL - My name is Michael J. Smith. I am an American worker and, up until March 23, I worked at the Nabisco bakery located on the South Side of Chicago. I worked there nearly five years, and I am unemployed today because Mondelēz International/Nabisco sent my job and 600 others to Mexico where workers earn in one week what I made in several hours.

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Trump Taj Mahal Withdraws Health-Care Offer to Strikers

July 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Atlantic City, NJ - Management at the Trump Taj Mahal withdrew its offer to give the casino’s workers health insurance on July 18, two and a half weeks after they went on strike. 

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Street Heat: Unions Picket Trump’s Vegas Hotel on 107° Afternoon

July 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Las Vegas, NV - Labor unions and political activists often talk about “street heat,” but it was literal on the 107-degree afternoon of July 20, when about 2,000 people marched half a mile down the Las Vegas Strip to demand that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's hotel give its workers a union contract.

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Week In Review

July 24, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Las Vegas, NV - At the union's national conference in Las Vegas AFSCME President Lee Saunders says his union is proud to support Hillary Clinton for President because he believes her policies are better for working people than what the Republicans are offering.

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Connecticut Unions Try to Get Laid-Off State Workers Rehired

July 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hartford, CT - The unions representing the more than 1,000 state workers laid off earlier this year because of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget cuts are trying out multiple tactics to get them their jobs back.

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Six Years After Dodd–Frank, a Lot of What Occurs on Wall Street Is Nothing More Than Gambling

July 24, 2016 
By Heather Slavkin Corzo
Reprinted:
 
aflcio.org
 

Washington, DC. - Six years ago this week, hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C., to watch President Barack Obama sign into law the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On that day there was a hope that its passage marked the beginning of a new phase in Washington’s approach to Wall Street regulation.

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