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Maintaining Infrastructure Essential for Our Future

May 26, 2016 
By Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - While its essential to continue to maintain and modernize our infrastructure, the gridlock in Congress continues to prevent the rebuilding and investing in roads, bridges, water systems, oil and natural gas pipelines. With no clear plan to maintain and expand the infrastructure, economic growth for future generations will be affected.

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Fast-Food Workers Fight to Join a Union

May 25, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Detroit, MI - Fresh off of historic wins in New York and California, a delegation of fast-food workers who are leading the Fight for $15 plan to join the 2 million-member Service Employees International Union, pending a vote by cooks and cashiers across the country this summer.

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U.S. Foods Strike Expands to Denver 

May 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Denver, IN - Workers at the U.S. Foods facility in the Denver suburb of Englewood went out on strike May 19 in sympathy with strikers at another company warehouse in Maryland. U.S. Foods workers in the Baltimore suburb of Severn walked out in late April after the company, the second-largest food distributor in the U.S., announced that it was going to close the warehouse and move its operations to Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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Honeywell Lockout Will Last Into June

May 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

South Bend, ind - Honeywell’s lockout of workers at two plants will “without a doubt” last until June, United Auto Workers Local 9 President Adam Stevenson said after contract talks resumed May 18. “It was pretty much a stalemate.

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Drunk-Driving Scab Hits Verizon Picketer, Cop

May 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Westborough, Mass.—A Verizon strikebreaker is facing felony assault and drunk-driving charges after he crashed his pickup truck through a picket line, hitting a police officer and injuring a striker.

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Trump Has Investments in Carrier, Nabisco

May 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Indianapolis, IN - Donald Trump has investments in several of the companies he’s denounced most loudly on the campaign trail, according to financial disclosures released May 18.

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