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While much of the Internet this week was focused on escaped llamas, figuring out what color a dress is or mourning the loss of SAG-AFTRA member and Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, we can forget that legislation is still being pushed that would make the lives of working families worse. Whether it is the "right to work" policies pushed by the allies of Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), who likes to compare workers to terrorists, and in other states like New Mexico and West Virginia, or the ongoing negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) using the Fast Track process, we need to stay alert. Read more >>>
Friends of the Feathered
As part of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA's) Work Boots on the Ground project, New Jersey union members built and painted 52 pheasant and 10 quail transport boxes to support the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, which raises and releases some 50,000 pheasants and 11,000 quail annually across the state. Read the full article>>>
Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income
Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.Read more >>>
It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>
When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>
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The fight to "Save America's Postal Service" is far from over and we must keep up the momentum. It is time to take our message back to the American people and show Congress that the public stands with us on saving Saturday delivery. Six-day delivery is crucial to the health of the USPS. Read more >>>
The AFL-CIO National Boycott List
The Union Label & Service Trades Department maintains and publishes the "Don't Buy" list of companies being boycotted and the products and services involved. Click Here for the Boycott List.
DAY OF ACTION!
What: "Jobs, not Cuts" Rally
Labor Federation Endorsed Candidates Head into November Runoff
Gongressman Paul Gosar's voting record has left seniors and workers just saying NO!
Arizona's Worst Politicians
The Maricopa Area Labor Federation has passed a resolution supporting Teamster members who are on strike at Redburn Tire Company. Read more >>>
The Maricopa Area Labor Federation invites union members and their families to UNITE for Labor Day 2011 on the island.
(From our friends at IBEW local 429)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today, the Maricopa Area Labor Federation announced its endorsements for upcoming Fall 2011 municipal elections. The 105,000-member strong local AFL-CIO coalition endorsed Greg Stanton, candidate for Mayor of Phoenix, as well as several city council candidates and incumbents in the cities of Phoenix and Surprise.
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