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Leo W Gerard: Obamacare Reconciliation

The Supreme Court last week ensured millions of Americans retained their health insurance. Those who kept their coverage sighed with relief. Democrats cheered. Republicans reacted with vitriol and recrimination. Even the GOP dissenters on the Supreme Court couldn’t stop themselves from responding with bitter sarcasm. Weirdly too, with language like … Continue reading

Unions Speak Out Against Supreme Court’s Decision To Hear Friedrichs v. CTA

Joint Statement on Public Service Workers on Supreme Court Grant of Cert in Friedrichs v. CTA Lawsuit Seeks to Curtail Freedom of Firefighters, Teachers, Nurses, First-Responders to Stick Together and Advocate for Better Public Services, Better Communities WASHINGTON—NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, AFT President Randi Weingarten, CTA President Eric C. … Continue reading

Labor Praises The Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision And Recognizes That There Is More To Be Done

For over thirty years organized labor and the LGBT have been walking hand-in-hand to push for equality. Last year I wrote a labor history story called “Labor of Love: How The American Labor Movement Is Securing LBGT Equality” which focused on the role that labor unions played in pushing for … Continue reading

Tamara’s Tale: Transgender Veteran Fights for Equal Rights at Work (VIDEO)

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) just released this powerful new video about one transgendered woman’s fight against workplace discrimination. Since she was very young, Tamara Lusardi has been familiar with a life of service. She is a self-described “Air Force brat” who grew up to serve in the … Continue reading

VIDEO: See The Trailer For The New Documentary On The Market Basket Boycott

“The largest non-union labor strike in U.S. history.” Last summer, corporate greed attempted destroy what Arthur T Demoulas had spent a lifetime creating, a local family run grocery store chain that kept prices low and and treated all associates with respect. When the Board of Directors threaten to oust Artie T in … Continue reading

#FITN: Jeb Bush’s Record Of Attacking Public Workers

Today, Government Executive posted a blistering article about the newest candidate in the GOP Primary, Jeb Bush. The article highlights Jeb Bush’s attack on public workers in Florida and how he slashed the number government employees by over 25% and sold those services of to for profit industries. Privatization became … Continue reading

Thank You To Those Who Voted Against The TPP, However The Fight Is Not Over

Working Families Have Spoken And Washington Was Listening. Yesterday, the US House of Representatives held a vote on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which failed by a 126 to 302 vote, due to strong opposition from House Democrats. For months, progressives and labor advocates have been speaking out against the … Continue reading

Baltimore Steelworker Invites Pres. Obama to Witness Results of Past Failed Trade Policies

AFL-CIO, USW Launches New Trade Ad (Washington, DC) – A new ad from the AFL-CIO and USW highlights how the loss of manufacturing jobs due to bad trade policy over the past 30 years has hit African-American populations especially hard in cities like Baltimore. The video makes clear that the … Continue reading

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Scott Walker, A Horrible Governor And Based On What He Has Done To Wisconsin, Should Not Be President

Now, Gov. Walker has taken his anti-worker, pro-business agenda on the road and one of his first stops is New Hampshire, where he was immediately met by hundreds of protestors. Labor leaders from across New England demanded an apology from Gov. Walker for his comments at the CPAC convention.

Same question, different problem: WHERE did the money come from?

It’s not just the questions about the Federal Elections Commission investigation and where the money came from. It’s actually worse than that. It’s what happened afterward – because like so much else in government these days, it involves political fundraising.

Republicans Are Not The Only One Who Want To Protect Their Freedoms

Former NH Speaker Bill O’Brien is taking his extreme agenda on the road to South Carolina this week. Speaking at the South Carolina Freedom Summit, O’Brien openly mocked his own party and their choice for a Presidential nominee.

Progressive Senators Speak Out Against Provisions Of The Job Killing Trans-Pacific Partnership

Yesterday was a huge day in the US Senate as progressive legislators took to the Senate floor to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). A group of eight Senators spoke out in opposition to the TPP and specifically the “fast tracking” of the TPP.
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