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President Obama To Address The Nation On Immigration, Republicans Threaten Shutdown

Today is the day that millions of aspiring Americans have been waiting for. The day when President Obama stands up to Congress and states clearly that if they will not do something to pass meaningful immigration reform then he will do what he can through executive orders. It was announced last night that the President […]

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Workers Rally To Ask Congress To Stop Delaying America’s Mail

A boisterous crowd gathered in downtown Manchester on a blustery Friday evening to urge lawmakers not to decimate the U.S. Postal Service. This rally was part of a National Day of Action to stop the closing of 82 mail processing plants starting in January. The deconstructing of the Postal Service network continues despite the fact […]

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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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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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Elizabeth Warren On Obamacare, Government Shutdown And Holding Elected Leaders Accountable

Let me start by saying I love Elizabeth Warren!  She is everything I want to represent working families in Washington. A couple of days ago Liz went on Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about the recent election results.  Meyers started right out with the question, did Democrats make a mistake by distancing themselves […]

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“Democracy in Action” Conference Focuses on Reducing Political Influence of Corporations and Big Money

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE—Eleven days after the most expensive mid-term election in US history, New Hampshire activists will gather on Saturday, November 15 at Manchester Community College to learn how to make their own voices heard in the run-up to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Open Democracy, and […]

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The American Immigration Council And The AFL-CIO Push For An Executive Order On Immigration

From the perspective of immigration reformers, Tuesday’s election is unlikely to change the gridlock that has stymied immigration reform for more than 15 years. Since at least 1998, there has been bipartisan agreement that our current immigration system is broken and that Congress must act to fix it. Since then, regardless of who has controlled […]

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AFL-CIO Releases An Election Night Survey Of What Union Members Were Voting On

FROM HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES Election Night Voter Survey of 803 general election voters in  11 Senate battleground states. The 11 States surveyed are as follows: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire  For a link to survey highlights visit: http://bit.ly/1s5rhMa This election was about the economy: Asked to choose one […]

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