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Christie's Shutdown of the Hudson Tunnel Project Makes Him Unfit to be President

July 27, 2015
By Larry Cary

I can't believe that Governor Chris Christie is claiming that if elected President he would revive the Hudson River tunnel project he scuttled during his first term as governor.  That project was sorely needed at the time and for future development of New Jersey and New York City's economy.   

Bronx Democrats Endorse Hillary Clinton

July 27, 2015
By Stephanie West


Bronx, NY - The Bronx Democratic County Committee (BDCC), chaired by Assembly Member Marcos A. Crespo, announced its endorsement of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the campaign race for the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination.

Wisconsin Ends Ban on Seven-Day Workweek

July 22, 2015
Compiled By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Union-busting Scott Walker strikes again.

Since 1927, Wisconsin has had a law requiring employers in manufacturing and retail to give workers at least one 24-hour period off in a calendar week. That ended on July 12, when Governor Scott Walker signed a two-year budget with an amendment that repealed that law.

Illinois Governor Proposes Bill to End Collective Bargaining

July 22, 2015
Compiled By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Governor Bruce Rauner is attacking unions.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed legislation that would prohibit state employeefrom bargaining collectively, freeze their wages for five years, and make signing up for a lower pension the only way they could get a raise or more vacation time.

Jersey Court Says Towns Can Furlough Union Workers

July 21, 2015
Compiled by Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

"A horrible, horrible decision" in NJ

New Jersey’s highest court ruled July 14, that it is legal for three municipalities to furlough workers without negotiating with unions first, because “economic reasons are indisputably a legitimate basis for a layoff of any type.” 

N.C. GOP Attacks Moral Mondays as Union Conspiracy

July 21, 2015
Compiled By Steve Wishinia and Neal Tepel

GOPers are on the attack in N.C.

The North Carolina Republican Party has launched a campaign accusing the Moral Mondays movement of being a front for out-of-state unions to enable vote fraud.

AFGE Calls for Sentencing Reform Following Obama Prison Visit

July 21, 2015
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA


El Reno, Oklahoma - On July 16, President Obama became the first sitting president to tour a federal correctional facility. As Obama toured the prison blocks, most with cells occupied by multiple inmates, he denounced mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent drug offenders. Harsh sentencing laws like mandatory minimums have led to an explosion in prison populations across the country, straining budgets and putting both officers and inmates in harm's way.  

O’Malley: Fix Our Immigration System

July 17, 2015
By John Quinn


Baltimore, Maryland  -   On July 14h, Governor O'Malley outlined a progressive plan to fix the immigration system. O'Malley is proposing a series of  executive actions to provide immediate relief to New Americans, as well as a series of reforms to establish a 21st Century immigration system. 

 

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