November 15, 1922

Soldiers open fire into a crowd of 20,000 men, women, and children who are rallying in support of jailed labor leaders during a general strike that has shut down the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. An estimated 300 people were killed in the space of two-hour massacre. On November 21, the strike was settled and the […]

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Shea-Porter Statement on H.R. 5682, Legislation to Fast-Track Keystone Pipeline

Bill Would Stop Environmental Review, Leave Taxpayers On The Hook for Spills   WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) issued the following statement after voting “no” on H.R. 5682, a bill to fast-track Keystone Pipeline approval that would stop environmental review of the pipeline and could leave taxpayers on the hook for oil spill […]

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The Next Two Years Should Be Interesting Listening To The Science Deniers (Op-Ed By Susan Bruce)

(original title) In the United States, in the 21st Century By Susan Bruce for the Conway Daily Sun Three weeks ago, the news was all Ebola, all the time. Todd Kincannon, the former Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party announced, “the protocol for a positive Ebola test should be immediate humane execution and sanitization […]

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Senate Democrats Need To Move Quickly To Approve A New Member To The NLRB

Well the elections are over and the now, just ten days after all the votes were counted, it is obvious that we are headed for another two years of monumental gridlock. The Republicans in the Senate used their minority power to filibuster major Presidential nominees forcing Harry Reid to take the “nuclear option,” changing the […]

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UnionJobs List Of Open Communication Positions For Nov 13th

NOVEMBER 13, 2014 POSTED AT UNIONJOBS.COM AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) Communications Coordinator, Communications Department (MW Region)  Michigan Organizing Field Communications Assistant, Organizing Department  District of Columbia Development Manager, Digital Strategies Department  District of Columbia Strategic Campaigns Coordinator, Organizing Department  District of Columbia Safety and Health Fellow, AFL-CIO Safety and […]

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Pending State Legislative Battles

In the wake of last Tuesday’s elections, many state and local politicians have already begun to signal their intent to wage assaults on working people in their states. While national political pundits debate outcomes, the AFL-CIO and its allies also have a keen eye on the developments at state and local levels. We have no […]

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AFL-CIO Summit Focused On Real-World Job Skills And Economic Prosperity

Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Summit Focuses on Effective Pathways to Graduation, Real-World Job Skills, Economic Prosperity WASHINGTON—Career and technical education and workforce development create multiple pathways to high school and higher education graduation, real-world job skills and economic prosperity, speakers including Vice President Joe Biden said today at the first Career and Technical Education/Workforce […]

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Worker Wins Update: Workers Make Gains in Workplace and Ballot Box

WASHINGTON, DC– Workers across the country have stood up in recent months for fair wages and better working conditions through organizing and ballot initiative campaigns. The following are a sample of victories won by workers: Organizing and Community Victories Boilermakers Make Progress at Virginia Manufacturer: Workers at the Steel Fab manufacturing company in Lebanon, Virginia […]

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