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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Trump Launches War on Unions

The war between Donald Trump and the nation’s labor unions is on. Labor leaders, who spent almost $100 million campaigning against Trump, said after the election they’d give him a chance to deliver on his pro-worker agenda. But the cease-fire eroded in the last two days. First, Trump blasted an Indiana union boss personally on Twitter, prompting a blistering response from labor leaders. Then he announced his choice for secretary of the Department of Labor is fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, […]

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Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary

Following is a statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the announcement that Hedge Fund CEO Steven Mnuchin has been tapped for Treasury Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump: Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” and rein in Wall Street apparently lasted for only a few days after he was elected president. It’s difficult to think of a nominee who better embodies the culture of Wall Street greed than longtime Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin has personally profited […]

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