Richard Trumka

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Name: Richard Trumka
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Police Demilitarization Pits Police Union Against Top Labor Federation

WASHINGTON — More than a month after Ferguson and the debate it sparked over the militarization of local police forces, an internal rift has grown between the nation’s top labor federation and one of its own unions.The International Union of Police Associations, ... [Published BuzzFeed - 2 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Obama's economic plan not working

To the editor:Data released by the Federal Reserve last week shows that those in the richest 10 percent were the only Americans whose median income rose under President Obama from 2010 to 2013.Well, now. Isn't that interesting?Even more interesting is ... [Published Cresco Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 3 reports

In Kentucky, Trumka says defeating McConnell is top AFL-CIO priority

Sen. Mitch McConnell measures his commitment to Kentucky workers AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spent Wednesday in Kentucky, adding his personal presence to the organization's campaign[1] to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with Kentucky ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

American Air's Ticket, Gate Agents Vote For Union

Passenger service agents at American Airlines have backed union representation for the first time, with about 86 percent of members voting for collective bargaining, the union said.The vote affects about 14,500 agents who work at both American and US ... [Published AIRwise - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Innovate Labor Relations

It’s practically a cliché to note that government just can’t keep up with innovation in the private sector. Taxi commissions fight services like Uber, zoning boards ban food trucks, and federal regulations keep experimental drugs out of the hands of patients ... [Published Town Hall - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Vote by American Airlines and US Airways Workers

“Today, thousands of workers embraced a union future. The hardworking men and women of American Airlines and US Airways voted for union representation and a legally binding contract. Their collective skill has built successful airlines, and their collective ... [Published AFL-CIO - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 4 reports

AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family (video)

In covering the powerful and groundbreaking speech (see video below) of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at the Missouri AFL-CIO convention in St. Louis, just miles from Ferguson where Michael Brown was shot to death by policeman Darren Wilson, Trymaine ... [Published People's World - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Obama administration supports police body cameras in wake of Ferguson

The Obama administration is supporting a movement to equip police with body cameras to record their on-duty activities, as a response to the police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.Answering an online petition on the White ... [Published Washington Times - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

In Case You Missed It: Highlights from Trumka's Speech on Ferguson and Labor Confronting Racism

In case you missed it, on Monday AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke some powerful words at the Missouri State AFL-CIO convention about racism and why the labor movement should care about the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Above is the full speech, ... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family

The head of the country’s largest federation of unions condemned on Monday the killing of Michael Brown last month, calling it a tragedy that has ripped at the heart of the collective union family. “Union members’ lives have been profoundly damaged in ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Five lessons from the struggle to reinstate Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois

At around 12:15 p.m. last Thursday word began circulating around the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Campus that Arab-American scholar Steven Salaita’s appointment to the faculty had been voted down by the Board of Trustees. Salaita, ... [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Enyart and AFL-CIO leader make joint appearance

CHRISTOPHER -- U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart (D-Belleville) touted his union voting record Saturday in front of more than 100 supporters at the Christopher Civic Center.Making a joint appearance with Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, Enyart said he knows if ... [Published Southern Illinoisan - Sep 14 2014]

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the actions demonstrate that the United States will send a clear message "to our trading partners that the enforcement of core labor rights is essential to our trade and investment relationships.”"
According to a Washington Times story, Trumka said, "we will call in and question all of the candidates. one of our biggest concerns is who is the candidate's economic team, because if the present economic team doesn't change, you are going to get the same results. the same results aren't good enough for working people."
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, in a statement, added, "this victory will energize ongoing organizing efforts in the south."
"union members' lives have been profoundly damaged in ways that cannot be fixed" said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka during remarks delivered at the union's Missouri chapter convention in St. Louis...

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Union, YES! American Airlines Passenger Service... [Published AFL-CIO - Sep 17 2014]
Innovate Labor Relations [Published Town Hall - Sep 17 2014]
American Air's Ticket, Gate Agents Vote For Union [Published AIRwise - Sep 17 2014]
Daily Kos Labor digest: 'Our brother killed our... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 17 2014]
American Airlines Insist on Union Representatio... [Published The Utah People's Post - Sep 17 2014]
American Airlines’ ticket, gate agents vote to ... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 17 2014]
American Airlines' ticket, gate agents vote to ... [Published CNBC - Sep 16 2014]
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka o... [Published AFL-CIO - Sep 16 2014]
AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family (video) [Published People's World - Sep 16 2014]
In Case You Missed It: Highlights from Trumka's... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Sep 16 2014]
Obama administration supports police body camer... [Published Washington Times - Sep 16 2014]
AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 16 2014]
AFL-CIO president: Michael Brown is family [Published MSNBC - Sep 16 2014]
AFL-CIO President: Labor cares about Ferguson [Published Fox 2 Now - Sep 16 2014]
National Labor Leader Says Unions, Like The Nat... [Published St. Louis Public Radio - Sep 15 2014]
Trumka in Missouri: Racism Is Not Somebody Else... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Sep 15 2014]
Five lessons from the struggle to reinstate Ste... [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 15 2014]
Enyart and AFL-CIO leader make joint appearance [Published Southern Illinoisan - Sep 14 2014]
Hundreds Of Organizations Ask For Change In Tra... [Published Seeing the Forest - Sep 12 2014]
Statement by President Richard Trumka on the an... [Published AFL-CIO - Sep 11 2014]
Hundreds of groups call for new framework to ne... [Published The Hill - Sep 10 2014]
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In Kentucky, Trumka says defeating McConnell is... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 17 2014]
Sen. Mitch McConnell measures his commitment to Kentucky workersAFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spent Wednesday in Kentucky, adding his personal presence to the organization's campaign to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with Kentucky ...
In Case You Missed It: Highlights from Trumka's... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Sep 16 2014]
In case you missed it, on Monday AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spoke some powerful words at the Missouri State AFL-CIO convention about racism and why the labor movement should care about the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Above is the full speech, ...
Trumka in Missouri: Racism Is Not Somebody Else... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Sep 15 2014]
In a powerful speech given at the Missouri AFL-CIO Convention, national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took time to address the shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown and the issues of race and class the shooting reignited in the national conversation. ...
Five lessons from the struggle to reinstate Ste... [Published Mondoweiss - Sep 15 2014]
At around 12:15 p.m. last Thursday word began circulating around the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Campus that Arab-American scholar Steven Salaita’s appointment to the faculty had been voted down by the Board of Trustees. Salaita, ...
Hundreds Of Organizations Ask For Change In Tra... [Published Seeing the Forest - Sep 12 2014]
Approximately 600 organizations have sent a formal, public letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) opposing “fast-track” trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements. ...
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