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Experts: Let Deficit Grow to Stimulate Economy The road to economic growth and a full recovery lies in allowing the deficit to grow temporarily and investing in programs that put money in the hands of consumers, two …Continue reading →

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NH Speaker Fails Again to Override ‘Right-To-Work’ Veto   AFL-CIO communications staffer Nora Frederickson sends us this report from New Hampshire. Following weeks of speculation, Bill O’Brien, the Speaker of the New Hampshire House, failed to call a …Continue reading →

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Nurses Tell Wall Street: Pay Debt to Main Street More than 1,000 nurses from National Nurses United (NNU) are in San Francisco for the union’s annual convention that kicks off tonight with an address by Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown …Continue reading →

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Siouxland Food Bank Fills Big Need in Nation’s Heartland Mike Peters, AFL-CIO community services liaison for the Northwest Iowa Labor Council, reports on the Siouxland Food Bank. This past Labor Day, the Northwest Iowa Central Labor Council presented a check …Continue reading →

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How Republicans Crippled the United States Postal Service This is a cross-post by Karl Frisch. “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” reads the …Continue reading →

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Organizing 2.0 Offers Free Communications, Organizing Consultations Throughout September, Organizing 2.0, the online collective of communicators and online organizers working for unions and social justice activists, is offering expert-level pro-bono (free) consultant services on a wide-range of communications/technology/organizing …Continue reading →

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Nurses Sick over ‘Let Him Die’ Moment at Republican Debate This week’s Republican debate has now achieved perverse fame for the “Let him die” moment that occurred when the audience cheered and applauded as Wolf Blitzer asked Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) whether society …Continue reading →

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Affordable Care Act Reduced Number of Uninsured Young Workers While nearly 50 million Americans are without health insurance, the number of uninsured young adults and children dropped by about 500,000, according to a report yesterday by the U.S. Census …Continue reading →

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Republicans Drop Anti-Worker Demands in FAA Fight—For Now House Republicans backed off their demand—at least temporarily—to end democratic union election rights for aviation and rail workers and voted yesterday to extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …Continue reading →

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Private Contractors Are Double the Cost of Federal Workers In the past year, congressional Republicans and right-wing extremists have ramped up their long-standing campaign against federal workers, claiming their pay is too high and their benefits too generous compared …Continue reading →

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