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Attorney for 9/11 Workers: Deadline Approaching for Federal Compensation Protection

April 26, 2017 
By: Michael Barasch, 
Managing Partner, Barasch McGarry
Lawyer for the 9/11 Community

Throughout 2015, a union coalition fought for and achieved the permanent reauthorization and funding to secure Congressional passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.  This critical federal law provides healthcare and $7.3 billion in compensation for those sickened in the aftermath of the attacks.

Trump Ends Wage-Theft Reporting for Federal Contractors

April 1, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - President Donald Trump signed a bill Mar. 27 repealing an Obama-era regulation that required companies bidding for federal contracts to disclose their labor-law violations from the previous three years.

AFL-CIO Opposes Trump’s Labor Pick

March 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO announced Mar. 22 that it was opposed to the confirmation of Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor.

Still Getting 'It' Wrong

March 19, 2017 
By William Spriggs
Reprinted:
  AFL-CIO

Washington, DC -On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy gained 235,000 payroll slots in February and upped its estimates for December and January by another 9,000 jobs. Over the three-month period, that means an average job growth of 209,000 jobs a month.

Protect Retirement Security of Working Families

March 15, 2017 
By AFL-CIO Director of Policy Damon Silvers

Washington, DC - Despite all of the talk we heard during the election, it’s shaping up to be more business as usual in Washington, D.C., for Wall Street.

Senate Votes to Overturn Limits on Labor-Law Violators

March 12, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The Senate voted Mar. 6 to invoke a law that would let President Donald Trump cancel former President Barack Obama’s executive order requiring companies bidding on government contracts to disclose labor-law violations—such as wage theft, discrimination, or unsafe conditions—they’ve had within the last three years.

Trump: Enough is Enough!

March 8, 2017 
By Larry Cary

Since President Trump took office, I have not written the daily column his behavior and actions could command because waiting seemed respectful of the office, or as some people said, “Just give him a chance.” 

The Bill That Could Bring Call Center Jobs Back Home Again

March 5, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Offshoring is killing American call center jobs.

New York, NY - More than a hundred thousand U.S. call center jobs outsourced to the Philippines, India and Latin America could be coming home if new legislation reintroduced in Congress this week is codified into law. 

 

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