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Hoffa Re-Elected Teamsters President

November 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - James P. Hoffa has narrowly won a fifth term as general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, according to final results released Nov. 21. “We will continue to lead the fight to organize the unorganized, ensure strong health care, good wages, a secure retirement and holding employers and politicians accountable,” Hoffa said in a statement.

Advocating for Fairness in the Workplace

November 29, 2016
By AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunder

Washington, DC - ”In this month's election, voters spoke loudly and clearly about their economic anxiety and frustration, their fear that they won’t be able to provide for their families no matter how hard they work. Blocking the overtime rule, which would have given millions of Americans a raise, is a cruel slap in their face.

Trump University Settlement Reached

November 29, 2016
By New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

New York, NY -  In 2013, my office sued Donald Trump for swindling thousands of innocent Americans out of millions of dollars through a scheme known as Trump University.

Despite Setback, Kanye West Can Still be President

November 29, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco
Reporter’s Notebook

Who wants to be the next president?

Brooklyn, NY - Normally, Kanye West's admission to a southern California hospital for “exhaustion” would have automatically derailed the rapper's hugely ambitious quest for the White House. But not anymore — not after the country just finished electing a super-sleazy presidential candidate who brags he’s so rich and famous he has license to sexually assault women. Now, anything is possible. 

Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers

November 26, 2016 
By Kelly Ross
Reprinted:
aflcio.org

Dallas, TX - Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers In a shocking and wrongly-decided opinion, a U.S. district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas has taken away overtime protection from millions of American workers.

Trump Supporters In D.C: Heil The People! Heil Victory!

November 25, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC -The neo-Nazi "alt-right" and KKK couldn't be happier about the U.S. presidential election results.

AFT Calls on Trump to Denounce Hate

November 22, 2016  
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - AFT along with labor, civil rights and faith leaders called on President-elect Donald Trump to unequivocally denounce the hundreds of hate-fueled acts of harassment, vandalism, property destruction and even assault that have happened since his election.

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court will be a real threat to labor and that’s going to hurt the Democrats

November 21, 2016 
By Amanda Marcotte
Reprinted:
salon.com

Washington, DC - Hillary Clinton’s loss in Rust Belt states that Barack Obama won handily  like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania has resulted in widespread hand-wringing about why Democrats struggle to capture the votes of the white working class.

 

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