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23,000 Nurses Take Stand for Patient Care AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined California nurses in their one-day strike yesterday. From Santa Rosa to Fresno and from Sacramento to San Jose, 23,000 registered nurses walked picket lines, joined …Continue reading →

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Trumka to Deliver Major Address on Jobs at Brookings Sept. 30 AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will deliver a major address on the measures needed to end the jobs crisis and rebuild the U.S. economy Sept. 30 at the prestigious Brookings Institution. …Continue reading →

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AFT: No Child Left Behind Waivers Make Sense AFT President Randi Weingarten says until Congress fixes No Child Left Behind (NCLB), President Obama’s waiving of NCLB requirements for states makes sense. Read the full statement here.       …Continue reading →

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We Need Jobs and a Voice on the Job Jenya Cassidy of the Labor Project for Working Families writes that working people don’t just need jobs—they need jobs that pay a living wage and that allow parents to support and …Continue reading →

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Health Care Law Benefits Young Workers–and Saves Lives All the Republican candidates for president want to repeal the nation’s new health care law.  Maybe because it’s helping solve the nation’s health care crisis? From the New York Times: …Continue reading →

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Latino Heritage Month Celebrates Latino Working Families Sept. 15-Oct. 15, Latino Heritage Month, offers a time to recognize the contributions of the nearly 47 million Latinos living in the United States and to highlight the issues facing …Continue reading →

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Top Catholic Bishop Urges Focus on Poverty, Joblessness With more than 46 million people living in poverty in the United States and unemployment stuck at 9.1 percent, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is …Continue reading →

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Send Condolence Cards for Job Loss? Maybe Just Support Postal Workers Maybe this is Hallmark’s answer to threats to cut more than 200,000 U.S. Postal Service jobs, end Saturday delivery and shut down post offices. The greeting card company now offers …Continue reading →

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In New Hampshire, Pro-Union Candidates Win 4 of 4 Special Elections AFL-CIO communications staffer Nora Frederickson sends us this report from New Hampshire. Union-endorsed working family candidates have gone for four-for-four in the special elections held after Republican House Speaker Bill …Continue reading →

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Kentucky Labor Institute Raises Labor’s Voice, Image Dave Suetholz says he got fed up with “the right wing’s effective use of the echo chamber through its network of reactionary think tanks and media.” So the Kentucky labor lawyer climbed aboard his …Continue reading →

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