Mule Trader Trump

This post originally appeared at the Kentucky State AFL-CIO. You’re at the bargaining table. The lead management negotiator slides over a piece of paper. “You’re going to love what I’m proposing,” the guy says. “Honest. It’s so good you don’t even have to check it out. Don’t read it. Just trust me. You know I want to do right by my workers.” What’s that you say? “That dog won’t hunt?” (Or you might use a two-word phrase that connects an […]

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Verizon Strike: Kids Day of Action

Courtesy of Action Network: Stand Up to Verizon Going on strike is a big risk for the 40,000 men and women at Verizon and their families. It has been over 30 days without pay and the company cancelled workers’ health insurance on May 1. For a family with kids especially, that’s serious. Will you take a stand to support these brave working families? Join us on Saturday, May 21 for a Verizon Strike National Family and Kids Day of Action.

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Trans-Atlantic Trade Negotiators “Leak Havoc”

This week Greenpeace released a series of leaked documents on the ongoing Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade talks, shining a light on the secretive negotiations that could lower standards governing workers’ rights, the environment, public health and food safety. Unfortunately, U.S. trade negotiators seem uninterested in using TTIP as a way to share prosperity among workers, corporations and communities in partner countries. “It’s the Trans-Pacific Partnership all over again, another trade deal being negotiated by and for the […]

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Verizon Strike A Fight For Future of Labor

Verizon Strike A Fight For Future of Labor – NBC News <link href=”http://nodeassets.nbcnews.com/styles/1781db98.fonts.css” rel=”stylesheet”> <link href=”http://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.0.3/css/font-awesome.min.css” rel=”stylesheet”> </p> <style type=”text/css”> html body .no-js-show{ display: block !important;} html body .no-js-hide{ display: none !important;} </style> <p> As the communication workers strike against Verizon enters its second week, it has grown increasingly ugly, with reports of sabotaged equipment, picketing workers urging customers to boycott Verizon Wireless and Verizon telling investors that the strike will hit its bottom line this quarter. Both sides appear […]

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Bernie Sanders Is Almost Tied Nationally

According to HuffPost Pollster, Bernie Sanders is less than 3 points away from Clinton, nationally. According to Real Clear Politics, Bernie Sanders is only 1.2 points behind Clinton, nationally. Harry, Nate, and the entire American political establishment should also ask why Bernie Sanders has virtually tied Clinton in national polls, despite being given little chance to even compete with Clinton at this point.

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Vote YES for FCC to close the digital divide

Courtesy of CWA-Union.org Broadband is no longer a luxury for Americans and their children. The activities of daily life increasingly require Internet access – job applications are online, families stay connected through social media, and students need home broadband to do their homework. But more than 64 million Americans don’t have broadband at home. The greatest barrier to adoption? Cost. While 92 percent of households with incomes over $100,000 have broadband service, only 47 percent of households with incomes below $25,000 […]

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Our Hearts Go Out to Brussels

Courtesy of CNN official website | March 22, 2016 Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 34 people and wounded about 170 more, according to Belgian media, and raised the reality of terror once again in the heart of Europe. “We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters. Belgian federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said late Tuesday morning that it was too soon […]

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April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day

See full article at AFL-CIO official website. On Workers’ Memorial Day, union members and allies remember those who have been killed, injured and sickened on the job, and focus on what needs to be done to make our jobs safer. The AFL-CIO is spearheading the fight this year, calling for work that is safe and healthy, and that pays fair wages. Here are some ways to observe Workers’ Memorial Day: Hold a candlelight vigil, memorial service or moment of silence […]

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HB 394 Worksite Flyer Program

Good Afternoon, Please see the attached info regarding the HB 394 Unemployment Benefits flyer. It is imperative that we continue to move this flyer thru our Central Labor Councils, your Delegates and Affiliates to build on this worksite flyer program. As we continue to push aback on this extreme attack on Unemployment benefits…we need vigorous activity on calls going into our Legislators!! Things are somewhat quiet for now…but that doesn’t mean we can slow down hammering the phones!! Let’s continue […]

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