AFL-CIO

Type: Organization
Name: AFL-CIO
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

A conflicted border patrol union

The immigration position of the border agents is non grata with its parent, the AFL-CIO. ... [Published Wall Street Business Network - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

U.S. EPA fails to address methane leaks from gas pipelines -watchdog

WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - The internal watchdog of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday that the regulator does not adequately address methane leaks from natural gas pipelines, harming both the economy and environment.The EPA ... [Published CNBC - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

As Netroots Nation Drinks Up Democrat Kool-Aid, AFL-CIO Warns This Could Be A 'Powerful' GOP Year

As Katie Glueck of Politico wrote last Sunday, the faithful liberals who attended Netroots Nation last week are eating up the messaging... ... [Published Townhall.com Blog's TownHall Blog - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Outsourcing Fight Involves Community

AFSCME Local 42 (Council 24) and the greater Superior, Wis., community are fighting outsourcing attacks at UWS.SUPERIOR, Wis. – When the custodians and grounds crew at the University of Wisconsin-Superior received “at risk notices” alerting them their ... [Published AFSCME - 3 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Joint US and British delegation to check on conditions on US tobacco farms

US congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and British members of parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan are due tomorrow to participate in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields that will examine human rights conditions in the supply chain of ... [Published Tobacco Reporter - 7 hours ago]
Entities: Tobacco, FLOC, farm
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

advisory committee system

As the Obama Administration negotiates new trade agreements, we work in close consultation with Members of Congress, advisors, stakeholders, and the public at large.  Input from these groups is essential for informing and advising U.S. negotiators as ... [Published USTR - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

The One Number That Will Decide This Year's Election

What will be the deciding factor in this year's elections? Will it be Obamacare? The chaos erupting across the globe? The president's approval rating? Will it be single women voters , Hispanics, young people?Mike Podhorzer crunched the numbers and found ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on new Federal Workforce Legislation

The AFL-CIO applauds Congress for the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which was signed into law by President Obama this week. The legislation is the final product of more than eleven years of determined effort by Congressional ... [Published AFL-CIO - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the 5th Anniversary of Last Minimum Wage Increase

Today is a reminder of what is possible with just an ounce of political will.  If our leaders have the courage, they can lift millions of hardworking Americans out of poverty by raising the minimum wage. It’s a tragedy that workers have been trapped in ... [Published AFL-CIO - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Big Labor wants 'schedules that work' --- just not for them

Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting a bill, titled the Schedules...Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices. The bill, titled ... [Published Washington Examiner - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

PA unemployment rate lowest since ‘08

Gov. Tom Corbett is pleased with the latest jobs re­port for Pennsylvania.Ac­cord­ing to the Pennsylvania De­part­ment of Labor and In­dustry, the state’s un­em­ploy­ment rate held steady in the month of June at 5.6 per­cent — the low­est level since ... [Published Northeast Times - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Soles for Christ Program Looking for Shoe Donations

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The AFL-CIO is taking new shoe donations for its "Soles for Christ" program.DONATION INFORMATION:AFL-CIO1203 N. 6th StreetSt. Joseph(816) 364-11318:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- new shoes or athletic shoes- children's size 9 or largerSHOE DISTRIBUTION ... [Published StJoeChannel.com - Jul 24 2014]
Entities: Donations, AFL-CIO

Quotes

Rep. Jerry Torr, R-Carmel, the state lawmaker who authored the law, had a different take: "The fact that they have to sue to try to force people to belong to their organization because there are people who don't want to, yeah, that shows you exactly why we needed a right to work law in the first place."
The president's 2013 climate action plan said addressing methane emissions was "critical to our overall effort to address global climate change."
"There is a big disconnection between both sides and part of it has to do with immigration being a very hot topic, politically" said Hector Garza, a border patrol agent and local union official in Laredo, Texas

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U.S. EPA fails to address methane leaks from ga... [Published CNBC - 2 hours ago]
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Outsourcing Fight Involves Community [Published AFSCME - 3 hours ago]
After foreclosure, an effort to repurchase a home [Published Washington Post - 5 hours ago]
Locals discuss proposed margin tax [Published Elko Daily Free Press - 5 hours ago]
Joint US and British delegation to check on con... [Published Tobacco Reporter - 7 hours ago]
Right-to-work legislation pushed at Manchester ... [Published Union Leader - 11 hours ago]
Fracking Supporters Want DNR to Finish Rules [Published My Fox Illinois - 13 hours ago]
Nurses Rally As Labor Negotiations Continue - [Published Santa Fe Reporter - 13 hours ago]
Today in History: July 25, 2014 [Published Columbia Daily Herald - 13 hours ago]
Study: Right to Work law would mean more jobs [Published Nashua Telegraph - 13 hours ago]
Unions gaining power in Mass. [Published Boston Globe - 14 hours ago]
Right to Work event brings hope for “Worker Fre... [Published Examiner.com - 15 hours ago]
Between high-end fundraisers, Obama talks middl... [Published Los Angeles Times - 16 hours ago]
advisory committee system [Published USTR - 16 hours ago]
An Increase in the Minimum Wage Is Long Past Due [Published AFSCME - 17 hours ago]
Jury finds Broward union leader not guilty of f... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - 18 hours ago]
Don Pesci: Democrats, Republicans And The Union... [Published Register Citizen - 18 hours ago]
The responsible thing voters should do is defea... [Published Port Huron Times-Herald - 20 hours ago]
A Staples Diet for Postal Workers [Published Working In These Times - 20 hours ago]
Right-to-work may get new life next year [Published WMUR New Hampshire - 20 hours ago]
NLRB ruling further expands 'micro unions' [Published Washington Examiner - 20 hours ago]
Business, labor: Speed up Illinois’ fracking rules [Published State Journal-Register - 21 hours ago]
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State to pay $420M to settle lawsuit initiated ... [Published WKYC News - 22 hours ago]
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As Netroots Nation Drinks Up Democrat Kool-Aid,... [Published Townhall.com Blog's TownHall Blog - 3 hours ago]
As Katie Glueck of Politico wrote last Sunday, the faithful liberals who attended Netroots Nation last week are eating up the messaging... ...
A Staples Diet for Postal Workers [Published Working In These Times - 20 hours ago]
More than 1,000 postal workers and allies gathered in downtown Chicago on Tuesday to promote a boycott against Staples as part of the American Postal Workers Union ’s “ Stop Staples ” campaign. Late last year, the office supply giant set up “mini ...
Not an “accident”: Jose Alfredo Isagirrez-Mejia... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jul 23 2014]
Jose Alfredo Isagirrez-Mejia, 29, suffered fatal traumatic injuries on Monday, July 21 while working at a construction site in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The incident occurred on a $15 million project managed by Miller Construction Company. It’s the future ...
The Left’s Elizabeth Warren Fantasy [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 22 2014]
Warren’s speech last week at Netroots Nation gave it new life. Her fans even created this cringe-inducing hathetic theme song: But there are few signs that Warren is preparing for a run: [S]he is not doing behind-the-scenes spadework expected for ...
New Jersey Union Members Learn ‘Common Sense Ec... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Jul 22 2014]
In New Jersey Monday, eight union members took part in the state’s first “ Common Sense Economics” training, which at its core, says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, has “a clear, simple message: Raising wages works.” ...
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Wolff & Samson PC Comment on Lawsuit against He... [Published Financial Services - May 06 2014]
Portland Honors Workers' Memorial Day by Breaki... [Published Financial Services - Apr 28 2014]
AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Invests $58 Mi... [Published Financial Services - Mar 07 2014]
Flight Attendant Union Calls On United Manageme... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 27 2014]
American Guild of Appraisers Member John Dingem... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 15 2014]
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