Today Congress took swift action and voted to reopen the government. Senators Shaheen and Hassan work with moderate Republicans to broker a deal that both side could live with in the hopes that a real appropriations bill will be sent to the Senate by Feb 8th.
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(Washington, DC) — Today, the AFL-CIO joined unions, public and private employers, elected officials from both parties, religious organizations, academics and civil rights organizations filing amicus briefs in Janus v. AFSCME, defending working people’s right to effectively organize and negotiate.
“Working people have always had to fight for the freedom … Continue reading
This Week in Labor History January 22 Indian field hands at San Juan Capistrano mission refused to work, engaging in what was probably the first farm worker strike in California – 1826 Birth of Terence V. Powderly, leader of the Knights of Labor – 184… Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The National Education Association and the American Association of University Professors submitted an amicus brief today with the Supreme Court in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31. The National Right to Work Committee, which is behind the … Continue reading
AFGE says millions of Americans will feel the effects of federal budget stalemate
WASHINGTON – In response to the federal government running out of funds to continue operations past midnight Friday, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:
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From our perspective, the central event of the week was the hearing before the House Finance Committee regarding SB 193, the bill remove funds from public schools in order to fund home-schoolers and those sending children to private and religious schools. The focus of the hearing was on the financial … Continue reading
Stable, Predictable Funding For National Airspace System Is Essential
WASHINGTON – National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert issued a statement this morning condemning the shutdown of the federal government now underway, calling it the clearest proof that the status … Continue reading
In a flurry of activity yesterday, the U.S. House passed yet another continuing resolution to keep the government open for another 30 days. The bill passed by a vote of 230-197.
Many of the House Democrats opposed this short term resolution. Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted against the bill and … Continue reading
AFGE union president also warns against steep cuts to non-defense programs
WASHINGTON – Federal government programs and services benefiting millions of Americans are in jeopardy due to a potential government shutdown and steep … Continue reading
Today the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Executive Council is pleased to announce its endorsement of its former President, … Continue reading