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Halbig Ruling: Pointless Legal Assault on Americans

July 25, 2014
By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry


Washington, DC - After the D.C. Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Halbig v. Burwell, one of several pending court cases challenging tax credits for people who have purchased insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:

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UFCW Workers at Tops Approve Contract

July 24, 2014
By Stephanie West


Buffalo, NY - Tops employees represented by United Food and Commercial Workers, District Union Local One, have overwhelmingly approved a contract. The agreement covers 13,000 Tops employees in Upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania.

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APWU Boycott of Staples Continues

July 25, 2014
By Neal Tepel


Washington DC -  Last fall, the United States Postal Service announced a no-bid sweetheart deal for a “pilot project” to open postal counters in more than 80 Staples stores. In response to the USPS union busting strategy, the American Postal Workers Union along with members of many other labor and community organizations have protested at Staples stores and postal facilities at dozens of locations across the country since January.

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NAACP Backs Fast-Food Workers’ Fight for $15

July 23, 2014
By Stephanie West


Las Vegas, Nevada - The NAACP unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday July 15th at its convention in Las Vegas supporting fast-food workers’ historic fight for $15 and a union.

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AFSCME Convention Highlights Organizing

July 24, 2014
By Stephanie West


Chicago, IL - Under the banner, "Bold, Brave, and Determined," over 4000 members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees discussed the impact of recent attacks on public sector unions at their International Convention. The event took place in Chicago July 14-18. The AFSCME delegates represented locals throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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AFGE Claims Illegal Contracting At National Park

July 23, 2014
By Neal Tepel


Washington, DC -  AFGE is calling on the White House to review the illegal outsourcing of federal employee jobs at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. detailed the illegal outsourcing in a July 16 letter to Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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