Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day!

Please join CLUW and our allies for a Twitter storm from 2 – 3pm EST. Some sample tweets: It’s 2017, and U.S. moms who work full time are still typically paid 29% less than dads. #MomsEqualPay Let’s support moms by enacting policies that would strengthen their economic security, like #fairpay and a #minwage increase! #MomsEqualPay #Momsequalpay means strengthening their economic security through #fairpay, #paidleave, #paidsickdays and a #minwage increase! Moms are workers, breadwinners and caregivers in many households. #Fairpay matters […]

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Push to Repeal Health Law Fails

Courtesy New York Times: WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday in a major defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency. “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, conceded. The failure of the Republicans’ three-month blitz to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature […]

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17,000 AT&T Workers Walked

Courtesy of CNN Money: About 17,000 AT&T workers walked off the job Wednesday. The strike began amid ongoing negotiations between AT&T and landline workers in California and Nevada who are represented by the Communications Workers of America union. The union said via Facebook that employees are angry that AT&T “recently made a unilateral change in job requirements [for landline technicians] without the agreement of the union.” The two parties failed to reach an agreement after several days of talks. AT&T […]

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Why “Right to Work” is Wrong

Courtesy of official AFL-CIO website: Right to Work Is Wrong for Your Family—Whether You Are Union or Not. Here’s Why: Feb 4, 2017 Jesse Isbell I spent 36 years working at the Bridgestone Tire plant in Oklahoma City. The work was hard but rewarding. It afforded me the opportunity to provide for my family, always ensure there was enough food at the table and that my kids were afforded every modest opportunity to grow up in a household that was […]

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The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives–Now It’s Time to Save It

From our friends at AFSCME | by Pablo Ros  |  February 17, 2017 Terry Walker-Dampier When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they do so as if they didn’t realize that the welfare of millions of people is at stake. Obamacare, as the law is also known, has helped up to 30 million Americans afford health insurance. And it has saved countless lives. Read article in its entirety, here.

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35% Mexico tax would hurt Americans

Donald Trump is still going after Ford. The Republican nominee reaffirmed his plans to slap a 35% tax on Ford’s cars made in Mexico and sold in the United States. “When that [Ford] car comes back across the border into our country that now comes in free, we’re gonna charge them a 35% tax. And you know what’s gonna happen, they’re never going to leave,” Trump told Fox on Thursday morning. Read full article…

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