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Derail Fast Track Fast

March 2, 2015
By Neal Tepel


The House of Representatives is planning to vote on controversial legislation called "Fast Track".  The Bill gives Congress authority to pass trade agreements quickly and often in secret. Fast Track trade deals have provided multinational corporations the ability to move thousands of jobs from the U.S. to other countries and pay employees much lower wages.

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Judge To Christie: Obey the Law and Fund Pensions

February 27, 2015
By Charles Wowkanech, President, NJ State AFL-CIO

A New Jersey Superior Court Judge has taken Governor Chris Christie to task in a ruling that forces him to contribute his share to the New Jersey State pension system, just as public workers have been doing all along.

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Wisconsin Anti-Worker Bill Hurts Families and Economy

March 2, 2015
By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry


Washington, DC - Guest article by SEIU President Mary Kay Henry regarding the Wisconsin legislature's passage of anti-worker "right-to-work" legislation. "This terrible legislation hurts families and it hurts the economy in Wisconsin. Gov. Walker and his out-of-touch allies in the legislature have dealt a blow to working families.

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Injunction Against Obama’s Immigration Action a Temporary Setback

February 26, 2015
By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka


This temporary setback will not deter the AFL-CIO's work on the ground to ensure that as many workers as possible are eventually able to gain protections and work authorization under the new deferred action programs. 

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McDonald's Turns Stomachs In Latin America And Europe

February 27, 2015
LaborPress

Widespread and sustained worker protests decrying unlivable low wages, as well as ugly allegations of racist management, have already cast significant tarnish on the “Golden Arches”  here at home in the United States. Now, however, it appears as though many in South America and Europe, too, are getting fed up with McDonald’s and its business practices.

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GM Goes Green with IBEW

February 25, 2015
By Neal Tepel


Lordstown, Ohio - General Motors is now revolutionizing its operations at one of its largest assembly plants by reducing its carbon footprint. IBEW Local 573 members have installed 8,500 solar panels and 6,500 energy efficient LED’s at this GM plant.  This facility is currently building the Chevrolet Cruze model sedan, the world best-selling compact car.

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