ALEC, Legislators Caught Making Sausage
Brendan Keefe, a Georgia investigative reporter, was kicked out of a hotel for trying to film and expose corporate lobbyists' back-room dealing with lawmakers.
Maryland Law Would Regulate Outsourcing
Maryland public employees will play a greater role in ensuring the state does not outsource public services in a reckless manner under a measure signed into law last week by Gov. Larry Hogan.
Missouri Legislature Passes Right-to-Work Scam
The anti-worker majority in the Missouri Legislature passed so-called “right to work” legislation last week, defying Gov. Jay Nixon to issue his promised veto of the bill.
N.Y. Mayor Sets Stage for Real Change in Washington
Members of Congress and labor leaders gathered today with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he unveiled his Progressive Agenda. It includes reforms like higher minimum wage, free preschool for all children, and paid family leave for workers.
‘No to Fast Track, Yes to Fair Trade’
On the eve of May Day, union members and allies raised their voices to oppose so-called “fast track” authority to pass a multi-nation trade agreement that would ship good-paying jobs overseas to low-wage regions, pushing down wages of U.S. workers.
Governor Rauner’s Right-to-Work Scam Backfiring
More than 500 residents and union members in southern Illinois turned up at their county board meeting to slam the door on Gov. Rauner’s local “right-to-work” laws. In all, some 27 local governments have either defeated or tabled the resolution.
Unions Seek to Derail Fast Track
Unions are standing up and shouting “hell no!” to a trade agreement that can only be voted up or down, preventing lawmakers from ensuring that good-paying American jobs are not lost to countries offering cheap labor.
AFSCME Urges Renewal of Zadroga 9/11 Law
Supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act are urging Congress to make the law permanent. Since 2011, it has helped thousands of individuals and their families cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
A Living Wage for NYC Public Workers
After intensive negotiations, AFSCME District Council 37 and the New York City mayor's office agreed to provide a living wage for thousands of DC 37 members who make less than $10 an hour.
Beware the Fast Track
A trade deal achieved in the dark, with no possibility of congressional amendment before it is set in stone, is a bad deal for working Americans. That is the message more than a 1,000 people sent to lawmakers at a Capitol Hill rally today.
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